HC Deb 11 June 1891 vol 354 cc157-8
MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)

I beg-to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been called to the statement of the Royal Commission on Education, that there are a Number of schools, especially in thinly populated districts, in which the management practically falls into the hands of a single manager, most frequently the clergyman of the parish"; and whether any steps have been taken or will be taken by the Education Department, or by the Government, to remedy a state of things which has been declared to be unsatisfactory by the Royal Commission?


It appears from the Commissioners' language that the state of things described in the question, which is greatly to be regretted, arises from the supineness of those associated with the clerical managers, but I do not know how any action of the Department can restore vitality to these bodies of managers, which the Commissioners declare to be almost universally in existence.