HC Deb 10 August 1896 vol 44 cc457-8

"That a sum, not exceeding £595,922 (including a Supplementary sum of £4,125), be granted to Her Majesty to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1897, for Public Education in Scotland."


having put the Question, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution,—


said that the Education Department had for a number of years endeavoured to plant an Episcopalian school in the parish of Ardchattan against the opinions of nine-tenths of the ratepayers; and, as a protest, he moved the reduction of the Vote by £100.


said that, as the Resolution had been put to the House, the hon. Member could oppose the Vote, but he could not move a reduction.


regretted that his ignorance of the forms of the House had prevented him from interposing at the proper moment. [Laughter.] The heads of the Education Department were clearly placing themselves in opposition to the local authority in a matter in which no question of education was concerned.


explained that the Education Department only did what they were bound to do by law in regard to such matters.

Resolution read a Second time.

Motion made, and Question put, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

The House divided:—Ayes, 141; Noes, 33.—(Division List, No. 407.)