HC Deb 21 August 1894 vol 29 c162

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he has sanctioned, or will sanction, the ordinary annual grant to the Abbey School of Buckfast in Devonshire; and whether he will defer the proposal to establish a Board school at Buckfastleigh until after the coming election of the School Board for that district in February next?


The hon. Member is well aware that a School Board has a statutory prior right of supplying additional accommodation in its own district. This school applied for annual grants last October, but, as the School Board thought fit to exercise their statutory right themselves, the application was necessarily refused. The Board school was opened last January, and was then placed on the annual grant list. It is at present conducted in temporary premises, but plans have been recently approved for a permanent building.