§ MR. JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he is aware that new 499 Rule No. 37 in the Code of Regulations for Day Schools, which orders that no pupil teacher will be recognised in a school in which there are not at least two adult teachers employed, will be a great hardship, and entail extra expense upon many of the small rural schools; and whether these small rural schools will be excepted from such a rule?
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THIS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
The new rule may cause additional expense in some schools, but under the terms of the rule exceptions may be allowed in those cases in which satisfactory provision for the education of the pupil teacher can be made.
§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE (Rochester)
As regards that Question, I beg to ask whether it is not the fact that the dispensing power is left entirely in the hands of Her Majesty's inspector?
§ VISCOUNT CRANBORNE
As this matter is one of great importance, may I be allowed to ask whether we shall have an opportunity of discussing the Code before it comes into force?
§ SIR J. GORST
I am afraid I cannot answer that question. It is a question entirely for the House. I suppose the Code will lay on the Table for 40 days.
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