MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen, W.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that, in consequence of the unhealthy and dilapidated condition of the Llanedi National Schools, they have been repeatedly condemned by Her Majesty's Inspectors; that the inhabitants convened a meeting in accordance with the requirements of the Act of 1870, and subsequently confirmed by a poll their desire for the formation of a School Board; whether, on the 23rd of January last, the Education Department issued an Order for the formation of a School Board, but subsequently recalled it by a telegram, so that up to this date nothing has been done to comply with the wishes of the ratepayers; what further steps the Department propose to take in this matter; and whether there are any precedents for its action in this case?
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
The result of careful inquiry has been to show that there is no reason for any further delay, and the Order for the formation of a School Board for Llanedi has been issued accordingly. There are many precedents for the action of the Department in suspending it temporarily.