§ MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education what was the present position of the Christ's Hospital Scheme, and whether there was any prospect of its being laid upon the Table in time to permit of its becoming law this year; and, whether, having regard to the fact that 3,000 children have already been deprived of a three years' course of secondary education, he will exert himself to put an end to these prejudicial delays?
§ SIR W. HART DYKE
According to the information given me, the objections to the Christ's Hospital Scheme will probably be heard by the Judicial Committee before the Whitsuntide holidays, in which case there might be time for the scheme, if sustained, to become law this Session. The right hon. Gentleman must be aware that since the Scheme was approved by the Education Department I have had no power to influence its progress.