HC Deb 12 April 1897 vol 48 c943
MR. F. B. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if he would explain to the House under what circumstances the decision of the Education Department, in 1893, with reference to the placing of the Roman Catholic school at Buckfast on the list of schools receiving mi annual grant, was last year reversed?

MR. HANBURY (on behalf of Sir J. GORST)

The Roman Catholic school was refused annual grants by the Education Department under a mistaken interpretation of the law, which has now been corrected in consequence of an opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown. The Education Department did not consider that, under such circumstances, the refusal should be continued.

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