§ MR. A. H. DYKE ACLAND () York, W.R., Rotherham
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he can lay upon the Table of the House, before the Second Reading of the Necessitous Board Schools Bill, a statement showing the probable effect of the Bill upon the various School Board districts which will receive aid under the Bill, according to the latest returns available in the Education Department?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
I shall be happy to give a return which will show approximately the effect of the Bill. It will be ready for distribution in the course of next week. The return can, however, only be a rough statement. The materials for it in the hands of the Department are the financial statements of the School Boards for the year ended 29th September 1895 (the latest complete returns available), and those returns do not give with accuracy the data required for the purposes of the Bill.