HC Deb 03 March 1893 vol 9 c980

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in consideration of the hardship inflicted upon schools by the limitation of amount of grant to 17s. 6d. on average attendance, Art. 107, Code 1892 (after a much larger grant has been earned), the Department will consider the advisability of its revision, or at least the exemption of instruction in the specific subjects from its operation?


The limit of 17s. 6d., referred to by the hon. Member, is laid down by legislation by Section 19 of the Elementary Education Act, 1876, for what appear to be sound reasons. It is not proposed to introduce fresh legislation with the view of altering it.