HC Deb 17 May 1895 vol 33 c1496

MR. HARRY FOSTER rose to call attention to the treatment of voluntary schools by the Education Department. He recognised the inconvenience of the time at which he brought the subject forward, but they had already been deprived of two or three opportunities of raising a discussion upon it, and as they had now arrived at the middle of the Session, he felt it his duty to call the attention of the House to the matter now. The country, he said, was indebted to the friends of the voluntary system for the work they had done in the past, and were doing to-day in aid of National Education. Down to the time of the passing of the Education Act they were the sole custodians of elementary education in this country, and to-day they carried on the greater part of the work.

It being Ten minutes to Seven, the Debate stood adjourned.