§ MR. OLDROYD (Dewsbury)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that a printed circular has been issued by the managers of the Parish Church Schools, Dewsbury, addressed to the parents of the children in the boys and girls department, in which, for the purpose of preventing future reduction from the fee grant payable to their schools, the managers propose to place to the funds of the school, under the head of "subscription," the weekly contributions from 13th February to 31st March; and whether such a proceeding would constitute a violation of the Assisted Education Act of 1891; and, if 1302 so, what stops he proposes to take in the matter?
§ MR. ACLAND
The Department were not aware of the issue of the circular referred to. But the proposal made therein would be regarded by the Department as inadmissible, and a letter has been addressed to the managers of the school stating this.