§ COLONEL LOCKWOOD () Essex, Epping
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in view of the transference of the educational powers of the Board of Agriculture which may, under Section 2, Sub-section 2, of the Board of Education Act, devolve upon the Board of Education in April next, there will be established a department of the Board of Education to deal specifically with technical education, to which department such powers might be transferred.
§ THE VICE - PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir J. GORST,) Cambridge University
The question of transferring the powers of the Board of Agriculture is, as I stated a few days ago, now under the consideration of the Government. If transferred at all, they will be transferred to the Board of Education, and not to a department, and "will be exercised by the President of the Board of Education.