§ MR. F. A. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the whole of the 236 Voluntary schools which have refused to join any association, or what number of such schools have applied for a grant under the Voluntary Schools Act, 1897; whether in any cases the Grant has been refused; and, if so, what is the number 396 of such schools, and on what ground has the grant been refused; and what is the number of such schools whose claims to grants under the Act are still under consideration?
§ SIR JOHN GORST
The number of unassociated schools which applied for a grant was 66. The grant was refused to 31 schools: 25 on the ground that their refusal to join an association was unreasonable; 6 on the ground that they were not necessitous. There are no claims still under consideration.