§ MR. TREVELYAN
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, on the receipt of the resolution passed at a statutory meeting of Wimbledon ratepayers on 9th July in favour of the establishment of a School Board for Wimbledon, the Board of Education informed those responsible for forwarding the resolution to the Board of Education that exception was taken to the validity of the notice convening the meeting at which the resolution was passed, or whether the Board of Education merely acknowledged the receipt of the resolution.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF the BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The resolution was forwarded to the Board of Education by the chairman of the meeting. The clerk of the Kingston Union was asked, in the usual course, whether the meeting was duly summoned, and from his reply it did not appear that the notice convening the meeting was published in the manner required by the Act. Objection to the validity of the notice was taken by certain ratepayers at the meeting, and afterwards it was well known to all parties concerned that the Board of Education were not prepared to act upon the resolution.
§ SIR JOHN GORST
I believe no actual letter was sent, but everybody in Wimbledon knew the notice was contrary to the Act.