§ MR. HERBERT LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, if he could state to the House what is the total amount of the endowments held in trust for schools, by which, under the second paragraph of Clause 4 of the Education Bill, the special aid provided by that clause will be reduced; and whether the Government will grant a Return showing by counties the amount and distribution of such endowments?
§ SIR J. GORST
The latest information which the Committee of Council 213 have on this point will be found in the Returns of Schools Examined, presented to Parliament in 1894.
MR. J. ELLIS GRIFFITH (Anglesey)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if he could state to the House what is the number of the School Boards, and schools under School Boards, which under the first paragraph of Clause 4 of the Education Bill would, under existing conditions, be entitled to a share in the Special Aid Grant provided by that clause; what is the total amount which such schools and School Boards would receive; and, what is the total amount which, under that Clause 4, Voluntary Schools would be entitled to receive?
§ SIR J. GORST
So far as the Committee of Council are aware, the number of School Boards and Board schools which under existing circumstances will be entitled to a share in the Special Aid Grant, under Clause 4 of the Education Bill, is 426 and 1,085 respectively. The sum they would receive is £73,131, while the Voluntary schools would receive £489,309. [Ironical Opposition cheers.]