§ MR. MILDMAY (Devon, Totnes)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that a large number of the best evening schools in the country are deprived of their legitimately earned grants by the operation of the 17s. 6d. limit; and whether, in view of the fact that this limit has, by recent legislation, been abolished in the case of day schools, he will consider the advisability of introducing a Bill in the near future with, the object of placing evening schools in a similarly satisfactory position?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
It is perfectly true that evening schools are deprived in many cases of grants which they would otherwise obtain, but I cannot promise any legislation such as is suggested in the second paragraph of the honourable Member's Question.