§ MR. F. A. CHANNING (Northampton, E)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, why in Form 9, on which claims for grants are made, there is no item for entry of claims under Section 97 of the Act of 1870, whereas there are items for entry of claims of £10 or £15, as the case may be, under Section 19 of the Education Act of 1876, and Section 2 of the Education Code Act of 1890; and, whether, seeing that Form 9 has given no opportunity of making claims under Section 97 of the Act of 1870, he will modify his reply as to the payment of previously unclaimed arrears of supplementary grants payable under Section 97 for more than the present and the immediately preceding year?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The reason is because Form 9 deals with claims for grant by individual schools, and not by School Boards. The Committee of Council have no power to pay unclaimed arrears of the grant under Section 97 of the Act of 1870.