§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he will reconsider the proposed changes in Article 82 of the Code, under which inconvenience will be caused to managers of voluntary schools who have no office or paid clerks; and whether the Article, as it stood in 1892, gave every reasonable facility for the investigation of the school reports and accounts?
§ MR. ACLAND
I do not think that the proposed changes need re-consideration. The reason for the changed proposed is that those to whom facilities were offered by the Code of 1890 for inspection of the accounts and the report sometimes found that the information was not available to them when it was needed. I do not think inconvenience has arisen under the former arrangements, which were limited to 14 days. Similar arrangements can now be extended over the year. The Department would consider any representations that might be made to them as to the reasonableness of the time or the convenience of the place.