HC Deb 13 May 1890 vol 344 cc812-3
MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that two children, presenting themselves with pence in their hands with their mother at the National (Church) School, Tiffield (near Towcester), have been refused admission to the school, the mistress having stated that she was acting under the orders of the rector of the parish in declining to receive these children; and whether he will either cause these children to be received, or stop all grants in aid to this school?


The Department could not refuse to regard the exclusion of the children as reasonable, on its being represented that they were encouraged by their parents in resisting the teachers' authority, and had become unmanageable, but if there is no other school available, and the parents of the children are willing to submit them to proper disciplinary rules, the Department would not sustain the managers in declining to re-admit them.