§ SIR JOHN BRUNNER () Cheshire, Northwich
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether in St. Simon and St. Judo's Church School, Southport, the practice of recording in the log-book corporal punishment inflicted upon the scholars is (pursuant to the instructions in that behalf of the Education Department to Her Majesty's Inspectors) strictly observed; and whether there is in the log-book of such school a record of any corporal punishment having been inflicted on the 27th October last; and if so, whether he has any objection to furnish a copy of the entries for that day.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
It is not customary at St. Simon and St. Jude's School to record cases of corporal punishment in the logbook. The instructions to Her Majesty's Inspectors requiring such a record to lie kept were withdrawn in 1891, and the practice, though it still prevails in some districts, has in others been abandoned. There is no record in the log-book of St. Simon and St. Jude's School of any corporal punishment having been inflicted on the 27th of October last.