§ MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education for what reasons the Department has not, in the new Code for 1898, made any grant, as was generally expected, for the teaching of housewifery to girls, a subject which comprises general house work and home nursing, both admittedly costly classes to establish, whilst a grant of 6s. to 7s., according to excellence, is allowed for the manual training of boys; and whether, as at present, one half-day per week throughout the school year is devoted to manual training in woodwork by boys, he would consider the advisability of a similar amount of time per week throughout the school year being given to the training of girls in housewifery?
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
The Committee of Council carefully considered this Question when preparing the new Code; but it was found that, for financial reasons, a grant for housewifery could not be made at present.