§ MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he is aware that, for purposes of the London School Board, the boroughs of Paddington, Marylebone, Hampstead, and St. Pancras are amalgamated; and, whether tenement occupiers are entitled to vote at these elections; if so, why in Paddington they are precluded by the parochial authorities, whilst in the other boroughs they are allowed?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT (Sir WILLIAM HART DYKE) (Kent, Dartford)
For the purposes of the London School Board the Division of Marylebone does, I believe, comprise the Parliamentary boroughs stated. It is provided in the Second Schedule of the Elementary Education Act, 1873, that every ratepayer whose name appears in the Rate Book at a particular date shall be entitled to vote, and no person shall be entiled to vote whose name does not so appear; but beyond that the Department have no information to give.