*MR. J. A. CAMPBSELL (Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the provisions of the Voluntary Schools Bill, in the event of its becoming law, the claims of Scotland in the matter of further assistance to education from Imperial taxation will be considered, and adequate provision made to meet them?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (SIR MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I stated some days ago, in answer to a question on this subject, that if the Voluntary Schools Bill became law no doubt fair aid would be given to education in Scotland, in such manner as may be suitable to the educational requirements of that country. That is, I think, an answer in the affirmative to my hon. Friend's Question.
MR. J. W. MELLOR (York, W. R., Sowerby)
I beg to ask the Attorney General whether Clause 3 of the Education Bill, which exempts Voluntary Schools from the payment of any local rate in respect of any land or buildings 22 used exclusively or mainly for the purposes of the schoolrooms, offices, or playground of a Voluntary School, will also exempt such schools from the payment of the charges for the paving and sewering of public streets which surround such school premises?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
A reference to the definition of "local rates" in the definition clause of the Bill will show that the exemption would not extend to such charges as are mentioned in the Question.