§ SIR R. TEMPLE
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the grants to schools for small populations are sometimes withheld because the balance sheet shows that the school has a little money in hand; and, if so, whether he will allow such grants notwithstanding the existence of some moderate cash resources?
§ MR. ACLAND
These grants are never withheld simply because there is a little balance in hand. The Department, in accordance with the Articles of the Code, carefully consider the circumstances of each case. The Public Accounts Committee called attention to this matter in 1890, and it was again raised in the Committee this year.