HC Deb 22 July 1897 vol 51 c725

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education (1) whether he can state the number of schemes which, since the passing of the Endowed Schools Act, 1869, have been approved by the Education Department and by Her Majesty in Council: and, (2) how many of such schemes have given an undenominational character to endowments which the Court of Chancery had treated as denominational?


One thousand one hundred and fifty-five schemes have been approved by the Education Department since 1869 and 1127 have been approved by Her Majesty in Council. The Charity Commissioners inform me that it would involve many months of labour to obtain even approximately the return asked for in the second paragraph; and that, owing to the uncertainty attaching to the words "denominational" and "undenominational" the return could not be of a satisfactory character.