HC Deb 08 March 1897 vol 47 cc207-8
MR. SAMUEL EVANS (Glamorgan, Mid)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Education Department or the Treasury have any list or statistics of the Voluntary Schools which are considered to be "necessitous schools," with the amounts estimated to be required to relieve the necessity of such schools; and whether the amount of the aid grant of £616,000, proposed to be paid by Parliament under the Voluntary Schools Bill, has been based on, or fixed in accordance with, any such list or statistics; and, if so, whether the Government will lay such lists or statistics upon the Table of the House?


The Department have no statistics in such a form as can be laid upon the Table of the House, but the Department has satisfied itself, by careful inquiry, that the amount asked for is not greater than is required to meet the necessities of Voluntary Schools.