HC Deb 08 August 1889 vol 339 c785
* MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, if he will state the number and the names of the Voluntary Schools, where, as at Luton, the accommodation provided has been calculated on the 10 square feet basis?


The accommodation of the voluntary schools in Luton continues to be calculated for the purposes of annual grant at eight square feet. Instances of the wider computation of ten feet where the question has arisen of the accommodation to be supplied in order to cover a deficiency in a district are common, and have recently occurred at Nottingham, Swindon, and Liversedge. If I were to give an exhaustive list I should have to go back to the earliest years after the passing of the Act of 1870.