HC Deb 04 June 1891 vol 353 cc1602-3

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that there are 1,176 voluntary schools in England and Wales without any voluntary subscriptions; and that of this number 548 have neither subscriptions nor endowments; and whether he will cause a Return of the amount and distribution of the voluntary contributions to public elementary schools to be prepared and presented to Parliament?


I am aware that a certain number of schools, which by the hon. Member's own showing is not large, have neither subscriptions nor endowments. The Return already published gives the information asked for in the latter part of the question and I have no objection to supplying any further summary which the hon. Member thinks would be useful, but I may have hereafter to make some important reservations as to the application of the same.