§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD (Essex, Epping)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether any, and, if any, what steps have been taken to frame a constitution for the Consultative Committee under Section 4 of the Board of Education Act; and whether he can say when the draft of the Order proposing to appoint this Committee will be laid upon the Table of the House, in accordance with Section 5 of the Act.
§ SIR J. GORST
The preparation of the Order in Council appointing a Consultative Committee uuder Section 4 of the Board of Education Act is now under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government. I cannot at present answer the question in the second paragraph.
§ SIR W. HART DYKE (Kent, Dartford)
May I ask how far the Department is independent of Parliament in a matter concerning an Act passed last session to come into force on the 1st April next?