HC Deb 28 February 1899 vol 67 cc791-2
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether in the time table of the national school at Burnham, Bucks, there has been any entry of the attendance of the children in church to witness the celebration of the Holy Communion as a portion of the morning meetings of the school; whether such attendance has-been treated by the managers as a substitute for or as an addition to the time given to religious instruction in the school time-table; and whether the timetable has been approved by the inspector?


The answer to the first paragraph is "No," to the third paragraph "Yes." The attendance was treated as a substitute for religious instruction.