§ MR. MANSFIELD
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been drawn to the action of the Holland County Council in closing the existing central classes for teachers; and will he say what steps he proposes to take to ensure such classes being provided.
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir JOHN GORST, Cambridge University)
The Board of Education have no knowledge of the closing of any central classes by the Holland County Council. Under the Act recently passed the County Council is responsible for sanctioning the continuance by School Boards of classes and schools giving instruction other than elementary, and the Board of Education have no power to interfere with their discretion.