HC Deb 25 March 1898 vol 55 cc916-7
MR. H. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that a site has been given on which to erect a new Voluntary school for 500 children in connection with the parish church of Streatham; that the money has been found, the plans prepared and approved by the Department, quantities taken out, and contract signed; whether he is aware that the London School Board has given notice to acquire the same site under compulsory powers, and propose to build a Board school on it at the ratepayers' expense, the only reason given for this action being that there had been some short unavoidable delay in the completion of the arrangements for building the Voluntary school; and whether he can take any action in the matter?

MR. D. LLOYD-GEORGE (Carnarvon)

I should like, before this question is answered, to ask whether it is not a fact that the erection of a Board school was sanctioned by the Department in March, 1895, and the purchase of a site sanctioned by Parliament in 1896?

MR. T. SKEWES-COX (Surrey, Kingston)

Has not the viear of the parish already signed the contract for the erection of this Voluntary school?


This question was only put on the Paper this morning, and as so many particulars are asked regarding it I must request that it be postponed.