§ MR. RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
I beg to ask the Vice Pre- 1557 sident of the Committee of Council on Education whether he will defer the order given for the enlargement of the class-room at Ashperton (Herefordshire) National School until after the next inspection, with the view of ascertaining whether such enlargement is really necessary?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. ACLAND,) York, W.R., Rotherham
The Inspector, after his annual visit to this school last May, reported that the existing class-room, which is only 10 feet wide, was quite unsuitable for its purpose. It has been suggested to the Managers that the available space might be enlarged by replacing a wall in the school by a glass partition. If the Managers accept this suggestion, which will be regarded as sufficient by the Department, I see no reason why the alteration should not be carried out at once. The Department have just received a fresh letter from the Managers on the subject, which will, of course, be carefully considered.