HC Deb 21 August 1894 vol 29 cc168-9
MR. TAYLOR (Norfolk, S.)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, as it is not sufficient in order to claim total exemption from school for a child to have been merely examined with others by sample in the Fourth Standard, Magistrates have power to decide in a contrary manner to that prescribed by the Department; and whether a School Board has no power to carry out its bye-laws, that a child must pass in all the three subjects of the Fourth Standard before total exemption from attendance can be claimed?


A School Board has power, and it is its duty, to summon all parents whose children do not attend school in accordance with the bye-laws; but the Department has no authority to review the decisions of the Magistrates?