§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, if the Government are willing, before the Second Reading of the Education Bill, to lay before the House a copy of the various Statutes, provisions of which are amended or repealed by, or incorporated in, or otherwise referred to in that Bill?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT or THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
I fear that I cannot see my way to adopt the very unusual course suggested by the hon. Member. I may remind him that the Schedule to the Bill gives a list of the parts of Statutes which it is proposed to repeal.
§ MR. J. BRIGG (York, W. R. Keighley)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether Clause 2, Section 2 (b) of the Education Bill, if passed into law, will allow the Education Department to limit the present powers of the Technical Instruction Committees of County Councils to spend their Educational grants in the forms of instruction which they think best for the interest of scholars and students in their respective localities?
§ SIR JOHN GORST
The Question asked is one of the construction of the language of a proposed statute upon which no layman is qualified to give an authoritative opinion. (Laughter.)