§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in the Return which he has promised to present showing the effect of the Government proposals for necessitous School Board districts, he will make it clear on the face of the Return that the rate given is the nominal rate and not the actual amount paid by the ratepayers, and that the figures as given in the last published Report of the Committee of Council refer in some instances to periods as far back as the close of the year 1893?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST, Cambridge University)
The rate given in the Return will be that given in the financial statements of the respective School Boards. It is the gross rate per pound on the rate-able value of the district, which would raise the sum received by the School Board from the rating authority. This will be made clear on, the face of the Return. The figures in the last Report are those for the year ending September 29, 1895. Some figures for 1892–93 are introduced for purposes of comparison only.