HC Deb 20 August 1895 vol 36 c366
MR. HERBERT ROBERTS (Denbighshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the Annual Report of the Committee of Council on Education a general statement of income and expenditure of all School Boards is furnished, but that in the case of denominational schools aided by Parliamentary grants the amount of the annual grant is the only financial detail given; and whether, in view of the large expenditure of public money by denominational schools, he will in future reports furnish, by means of a separate table, the details of their expenditure, and thus place them on the same footing as School Boards?


The hon. Member will see, on referring to the Return given in the Annual Report, that it is for School Boards, and not for individual Board Schools. A Return such as that which the hon. Member desires was presented to this House in August 1894, and, I hope, will serve the purpose of the hon. Member. He will see, from the bulky character of the Return, and the mass of detail involved in it, that to give it annually would be a very costly matter.