HC Deb 13 March 1888 vol 323 c1080
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether he can inform the House what steps are being taken to carry out the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Endowed Schools Acts, 1869, and the amending Acts; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill this Session to give effect to such recommendations?


The carrying out of some of the most important recommendations of the Committee to which the hon. Member refers, must depend upon the results of the forthcoming legislation in regard to local government and technical education. The Commissioners also stated in their Report, just laid on the Table, that they are prepared to call to their aid, in the future formation of schemes, the suggestions contained, in the Report of the Committee, with a view to making their schemes more generally acceptable. Under these circumstances, Her Majesty's Government do not intend to propose legislation during this Session. I may add that, in deference to one important suggestion in the Report, the Commissioners have commenced a systematic inquiry in various parts of the country into the working of schemes formed under the Acts.