HC Deb 13 August 1889 vol 339 c1220

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Order made upon the 19th day of June last for presenting to Her Majesty an humble Address that She would be graciously pleased to give directions that there should be laid before this House a Return relative to Intermediate Education (Wales) be read, and discharged."—(Mr. Stanley Leighton.)


It is impossible that the Joint Education Committee to be formed under this Act can do their work efficiently unless they have the necessary information respecting endowments. I asked the representative of the Charity Commissioners whether, seeing that this Return would be useless, he would be ready to give a pledge that the Charity Commissioners would in some other way obtain the information which is desired. He has referred me to the Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Jackson), and I wish to ask that hon. Member whether, in view of the fact that the Act will come into operation in November, and that most of the County Councils have given notice that they will put it in operation, the Treasury will afford us facilities to obtain the information that is necessary for the working of the Act?


I am afraid I cannot give the hon. Member an answer at once, but I will endeavour to ascertain.

Question put, and agreed to.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—(Mr. Jackson.)


May I ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill will be circulated to-morrow?


I cannot say it will be circulated to-morrow, but it will be in a few days.

Question put, and agreed to.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes after Twelve o'clock.