§ MR. CHANNING
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the Christ Church National School, Hampstead, was permitted by the Department to charge a fee of 1d. a week for infants and 2d. a week for older children on condition that the fee grant should be reduced by the excess of the fee income over £20; whether he is aware that in the accounts for the year ending the 31st of March, 1894, £101 9s. 2d. was received as fees and only £12 18s. 3d. deducted; and how it is that this charge on the scholars has been permitted?
§ MR. ACLAND
In this case permission was given to the school in 1891, under Section 4, Sub-section 3, of the Act of 1891, to charge increased fees on the scale stated in the question, subject 594 to the condition that the excess above £20, received in respect of increased fees, should be deducted from the fee grant. In the year ending the 31st of March, 1894, this excess amounted to £12 18s 3d., which was deducted accordingly.