§ MR. C. ROUNDELL (York, W.R., Shipton)
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Charity Commissioner, with reference to Endowed Secondary Schools in England and Wales, for which schemes have been made, whether it is the practice of the Charity Commissioners in all cases to exempt the office of head master from any clerical restriction; and, if otherwise, when the qualification of Orders in the Church of England is required?
§ *THE PARLIAMENTARY CHARITY COMMISSIONER (Mr. F. S. STEVENSON, Suffolk, Eye)
In all schemes, except for schools within Section 19 of the Endowed Schools Act, 1869, the exemption of the masters from clerical restrictions is made obligatory by Section 18, and in practice the restrictions in question are not inserted in schemes, even for the excepted schools, no desire apparently existing to continue or establish them. The object of the Commissioners is to give the widest field of choice to the governing bodies.