§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE (Rochester)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he will assent to a Return giving the names of schools warned during the year ending 31st December, 1893, and specifying the reasons for which they have been warned?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. ACLAND,) York, W.R., Rotherham
If the noble Lord will move for a- Return in continuation of No. 277 of 1893 for the year ending 31st August, 1893, I can give it him, though I am afraid if will involve much trouble in the Statistical Department of the Education Office, and cannot be ready for a considerable time. A Return giving the information asked for has been drawn up for the four months from 1st September to 31st December, 1893, of which I shall be glad to hand a copy to the noble Lord. It is proposed to continue similar Returns every three months, for the future.
§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE
I am very much obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for his offer, but the Return for which I ask is one showing the matters in regard to which the Department has exorcised coercive jurisdiction both as to curriculum and to building arrangements. This action has aroused a good deal of strong feeling in the country, and I therefore wish to know if he is inclined to give these particulars.
§ MR. ACLAND
The "warning" to which the question refers is with regard to educational matters pure and simple. I will consider whether in cases in which the Department has required alterations in buildings special Returns can be made. It may be possible perhaps to pick out a few cases.