HC Deb 23 November 1888 vol 331 c4
MR. WOOD (Durham, Houghton-le-Spring)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the late Hylton School Board was dismissed on the strength of the Inspector's Report; that the Board ought to be considered a Board in default; and why the Board was not supplied with a copy of the said Inspector's Report; and, why a public inquiry into the facts of the case was refused when urgently asked for by the said Board?


The Hylton School Board were declared in default because they declined to comply with the Statute. The Department had no power to grant the public inquiry asked for; but if my hon. Friend will read the letter, a copy of which I have in my hand, and will be glad to give him, I think he will be satisfied that there were sufficient grounds for the action which was ultimately taken.