HC Deb 18 March 1897 vol 47 cc950-1
MR. H. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if it will be possible for a scheme of allotment, made under Sub-section (3), Clause 1, of the Voluntary Schools Bill, to include (in addition to grants to individual schools) provisions for the expenditure of part of the share allotted to the association upon central classes for pupil teachers or scholars, or upon visiting teachers and apparatus for the common use and benefit of the schools included in the association?


I understand that it would be contrary to the views of the Department that money should be given, except to individual schools. There is no reason why the money so given should not be devoted to the purposes suggested by my hon. Friend's Question.