§ MR. J. G. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether application has been made to the Department by the London School Board to sanction the erection of a new school in Wood Close, Bethnal Green; whether a new Board school is already being erected in Daniel Street, in the same neighbourhood; whether there is any need at the present time for increased school accommodation in this district, where the population is stationary and likely to decrease; and whether, under these circumstances, the Education Department will refuse their assent to the application of the London School Board.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST, Cambridge University)
The reply to the first two questions is in the affirmative. The questians whether increased accommodation is required, and whether the population is likely to decrease, are now the subject of inquiry; and the sanction of the Education Department to the proposed school in Wood Street depends on the result of that inquiry.