HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 cc1335-6
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education when the day school for 400 girls, provided by Sections 64 and 65 of the Christ's Hospital Scheme, approved by the Committee of Council on Education more than a year ago, is likely to be proceeded with; and whether, seeing that middle class schools for girls have lately been approved, one for 250 at Stamford Hill (actually commenced), and another by Scheme 660, for 400 at or near Bishopsgate Without, it is still intended that the said Girls' day school shall he maintained in the County of Middlesex at a distance of not more than three miles, measured in a straight line, from the Royal Exchange; notwithstanding the great needs of the Metropolis south of the Thamas, as set forth in the Memorial presented to him by the 24 Members of Parliament for South London, and which up to the present has been ignored?


The Memorial to which the hon. Member refers did not reach me until the scheme had been sanctioned by the Department. The further progress of the scheme is now beyond the control of the Committee of Council, and must await the decision of the Judicial Committee in respect of those points which were the subjects of the recent appeal.