§ MR. ARTHUR ACLAND (York, W.R., Rotherham)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council en Education whether it is true that the progress of the central scheme for the London Polytechnics has been delayed by the objections of two vestries or vestry clerks in the course of the last few days; what are the names of the parties objecting, and their grounds of objection; and whether their objections have imperilled the passing, during this Session, of this scheme, which has now been so long under consideration, and has received such cordial approval in this House?
§ *SIR W. HART DYKE
No fewer than 12 Petitions have been presented, praying that the scheme in question may be laid before Parliament. The ground of objection in almost every case is that due regard has not been paid to small parochial interests, and the action of the objectors has, no doubt, imperilled the passing of the scheme during the present Session.