HC Deb 04 February 1897 vol 45 cc1308-9
MR. ALFRED HUTTON (York, W.R., Morley)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been called to a letter of the Education Department, dated 23rd December last, addressed to Mr. R. Matthews, Castleton, in which the Department refused to allow a Wesleyan school to be reopened as a public elementary school on the ground that the building does not satisfy the present requirements of the Code; and whether, having regard to the fact that he has sanctioned the readmission of the St. Jude's National School to grants, although it does not conform to the rules of the Code, he will reconsider his decision with regard to the Castleton Wesleyan School?


The question of the admission of the Castleton Wesleyan School to grants has not been finally decided. The managers have been asked to submit plans for submission to the architect of the Committee of Council The St. Jude's National School has con formed to the rules of the Code, though it is not planned as a new school would have been.