§ MR. GRAY (West Ham, N.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council of Education whether notice was given, in July last, to the Board of Education, that after 31st October, 1900, the Managers of the East Holywell Voluntary schools would be unable to continue their work; whether he is aware that since that date the greatest difficulty has been experienced in finding funds to provide for the education of the 360 children on the registers of this school, and that they are now dependent entirely upon the fee grant; and whether he will expedite the formation of a local authority capable of providing for the education of these children.
§ SIR J. GORST
Notice was given as stated in the question, but the managers are still for a time carrying on the school. The formation of a united school district, which will comprise Holywell, is under consideration.