Motion made, and Question proposed,
That a sum, not exceeding £3,075,357 (including a Supplementary sum of £806,225), be granted to Her Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1892, for Public Education in England and Wales, including Expenses of the Education Office in London.
§ (5.40.) MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)
I rise to make an appeal to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It would hardly be fair to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Vice President of the Council to make his annual statement at this period of the Sitting. In face of the promise of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that he would not ask the House to sit after half past 6 on Wednesdays, there is no possibility of completing the discussion to-night, and I would suggest that the Vote should be postponed and taken to-morrow, after the consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Education Bill.
§ *THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
I have said I would not ask the House to sit after half past 6; but, under the circumstances, I hope the Committee will fall in with the suggestion that the Vote should be taken after the Lords Amendments to the Education Bill to-morrow. I know by experience that Scotland and Ireland must be treated precisely in the same way as England in this respect, and therefore I suggest that we should also postpone the Irish and Scotch Education Votes, and make progress with the other Votes in the Class.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.690
§ 3. £390,986, to complete the sum for the Science and Art Department.
§ 4. £93,000, to complete the sum for the British Museum.
§ 5. £9,387, to complete the sum for the National Gallery.
§ 6. £1,219, to complete the sum for the National Portrait Gallery.
§ 7. £14,796, to complete the sum for Scientific Investigation, &c.
§ 8. £40,000, to complete the sum for Universities and Colleges, Great Britain.
§ 9. £10,305, to complete the sum for London University.
§ 10. £2,950, to complete the sum for National Gallery, &c, Scotland.
§ 11. £430, to complete the sum for Endowed Schools Commissioners, Ireland.
§ 12. £1,701, to complete the sum for National Gallery of Ireland.
§ Resolutions to be reported to-morrow.
§ Committee to sit again to-morrow.