§ MR. THOMAS BAYLEY (Derbyshire, Chesterfield)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, under the working of the Bill to amend Suction 97 of the Elementary Education Act of 1870, the Chesterfield School Board (which makes tip its next animal accounts in February 1898) will receive any benefit from this Bill before March 1899?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST, Cambridge University)
All School Board accounts are made up to the 29th of September. Any tyrant to which the Chesterfield School Board may be entitled under the Bill will be paid as soon after the 29th of September of this year as the claim has been received and the Education Department are in a position to examine it.
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether Welling-borough should not be included in the list of School Boards entitled to grants under the Elementary Education Act (1870) Amendment Bill; whether there are other School Boards in the same position; and whether he will issue a supplementary list of Boards so entitled?
§ SIR J. GORST
Yes. Sir; the Wellingborough School Board is entitled to a grant. No doubt, there are many Boards in the same position; but, as I have several times stated, the materials in the possession of the Education Department do not enable them to furnish anything like an accurate Return.