HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 c1009

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government intend to bring in a Bill to carry into effect the recommendation of the Select Committee on Endowed Schools (1887)— That the examination of Endowed Schools and inspection of the state of buildings and apparatus, and of the discipline and general working, are subjects of urgent importance, a recommendation which he, speaking on behalf of the Government on 27th April, 1888, stated it was their intention to carry out, "and that the system which prevailed in Scotland should be extended to England?

* THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster

A similar system was, so far as was applicable, extended to Wales by the legislation of last Session, and the Report of the Charity Commissioners for last year shows at length (pages 25–35) what has been done in the same direction in England. A Bill has now been prepared giving further effect to the same policy, and will be introduced as soon as the state of public business renders it possible to proceed with it.