HC Deb 28 April 1893 vol 11 c1480
MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen, W.)

I beg to ask the Parliamentary Charity Commissioner whether his attention has been called to the dissatisfaction which exists in different parts of Wales at the provision in the schemes for intermediate education in Wales framed by the Charity Commissioners which fixes an upper limit of age, and which thus precludes students above the age of 17 from the benefits of the intermediate schools; and whether, in view of the fact that the above provision will have the effect of excluding a. large number of deserving students from the use and advantage of the schools, the Charity Commissioners will consider the desirability of extending the limit of age?


The upper limit of ago fixed by the large majority of the schemes for intermediate education in Wales is 17, with an extension in special cases to 18, a limit adapted to the case of scholars proceeding to the Welsh University Colleges. In schools which prepare for the older Universities the upper limit of age is fixed at 18, with a like extension to 19. To meet the case, special to the present condition of secondary education in Wales, of young men desirous to attend school, in order to supplement a defective education, or to resume education interrupted by work or business, a temporary extension of the limit of age has been provided in some schemes; but it is considered that when the 70 new schools under the Welsh Act shall have brought secondary education, at a suitable age, within general reach these special cases will not be numerous.