§ SIR W. HART DYKE () Kent, Dartford
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the Departmental Committee on the reorganisation of the Education Department will, before presenting their final report, consider the advisability of transferring to the new Board of Education the educational powers now exercised by the Board of Agriculture; and whether, before the Act of last session comes into operation, any opportunity will lie afforded for the discussion in Parliament of any reports or Orders in Council which may be presented as the result of the deliberations of the Committee.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GROST,) Cambridge University
The matter referred to in the first paragraph of the question is now under consideration. In reply to the second paragraph of the question, I may say that the reports of the Committee relate to matters of office reorganisation and are for the most part carried out as soon as made. But any Order in Council proposed to be made under the Board of Education Act will be laid before each House of Parliament in accordance with the Act, before it is submitted to Her Majesty in Council.