§ MR. FULLER (Wilts, Westbury)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that the National Elementary School tit Atworth, in the County of Wilts, is managed by a Board elected triennially by ballot of electors on the Parliamentary and Local Government Register of that parish, and that the expenses of the last two elections amounted in 1890 to £2 10s. and in 1893 to £1 12s. 6d.; and whether, having regard to the small expense of those elections, he will consider the desirability of revoking the Order of the Education Department, in a Circular Letter dated 17th June, 1886, and of issuing an Order to the effect that in School Board elections the expenses shall not. exceed £3 in rural parishes having less than 100 electors entitled to vote at such election, with an additional £1 for every additional hundred electors in larger parishes?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. ACLAND,) York, W.R., Rotherham
As I stated in the House 811 on the 18th December last, I am considering the scale of charges established in 1886, with a view to possible revision. I cannot at present make any definite statement on the point, but there is undoubtedly much force in what my hon. Friend urges.