§ * MR. DAVID THOMAS
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether he is aware that the scheme for Glamorganshire, under The Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889, which lay upon the Table of the House last Session for nearly two months without meeting with any opposition, failed to become Law owing to the dissolution of Parliament a few days before the full period necessary for it to lie upon the Table had been completed, and that the schemes relating to every one of the other counties have been passed; if he is aware that intermediate school buildings have already been erected at very considerable expense at Aberdare, Barry, Penarth, Pontypridd, Port Talbot, Porth, and Ystalyfera, and are ready for use immediately the scheme passes, several of these having been ready for over a year; and, whether, under the circumstances, he will consider the advisability of passing a short measure this Session authorising her Majesty in Council to sanction the scheme, or providing in some other manner for the passage of the scheme into Law without further delay.
§ SIR JOHN GORST
I am aware of the facts stated in the first two paragraphs of the hon. Member's question; but I regret that I cannot advise the Government to bring in special legislation on the subject.