HC Deb 13 March 1893 vol 9 cc1960-1

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Motion, made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Mr. Bromley Davenport.)

MR. CRAWFORD (Lanark, N.E.)

I hope the hon. Member will withdraw his Motion. This Bill is promoted by an arrangement between Scotch Members on both sides of the House.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

MR. JAMES LOWTHER (Kent, Thanet)

I think we should hear something about the Bill. I heard an ominous statement made by the hon. Member opposite that there has been an arrangement, but we should like to know what is the object of the Bill?


Its object is to apply to Scotland the Industrial Schools Act of England. All the hon. Members from Scotland are in favour of it.

On the Motion of Mr. H. GLADSTONE, several Amendments were agreed to.

MR. STUART - WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)

This Bill means an additional charge on the Estimates, and I think it is very necessary to see that it is not unduly increased. On referring to the Estimates for the current year, I find that the charge for these schools in England is £8,000. For Scotland the grant is £1,500. That is obviously more than the share of Scotland for a like expenditure. We should have some assurance that the administration of this Act will be watched and care taken that Scotland does not get under it more than the Parliamentary grant.


This Bill sets up machinery to provide for a more economical working of the schools. As far as the administration of the Act is concerned, I can give every assurance that it will be watched.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered upon Thursday.