§ MR. HOBHOUSE (Somersetshire, East)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education if any circular has yet been sent to the local authorities, directing their attention to the provisions of the Elementary Educa- 924 tion Act which came into force on the 1st January last, and in particular to its effect on agricultural districts; and if his Department have issued, or intend to issue, any model bye-laws for adoption by local authorities who take advantage of the agricultural provision of the Act.
§ * THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
Such a circular has just been issued. The circular suggests a form of addition to the bye-laws which, if adopted by the local authority, will carry out the agricultural provision of the Act.