HC Deb 21 November 1893 vol 18 cc1376-7
MR. W. M'LAREN (Cheshire, Crewe)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that objections are being made by some Inspectors to evening continuation schools obtaining the benefit of the New Evening Schools Code on the ground that the classes are mixed; and whether the Department will take steps to let it be known that it has no objection to mixed classes in schools of this character for the purposes of the Code?


I am aware that some Inspectors entertain an objection to mixed classes in evening schools. The recognition of such schools rests, however, with the Department, and not with the Inspector. If such an objection were made in any particular case, the Department would not entertain it, provided that the managers of the school took proper care that no harm might result to the scholars.