§ MR. SEALE-HAYNE (Devon, Ashburton)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the School Board for Shaldon in Devonshire, was nominated by the Education Department in 1879; whether since that date there has been any election of members to the said School Board; and, whether the inhabitants of that place are to be deprived for an indefinite period of their right of electing their School Board?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent,
The School Board for Shaldon, Devonshire, was nominated by the Education Department in 1879, and there has been no subsequent election by the ratepayers. An application from the inhabitants for the election of a new Board is under consideration, and has, in conformity with the ordinary practice, been referred to the Inspector for his opinion. The school under the Board is reported to be excellent.