HC Deb 03 December 1902 vol 115 c1054
MR. HUMPHREYS-OWEN () Montgomeryshire

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Board contemplate bringing the Education (England and Wales) Bill, if passed into law, into operation for any country before the scheme for establishing the education committee of the local education authority has been approved by the Board.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) In matters which, under Clause 18 (2), stand referred to the education committee, I doubt whether it would be practicable, even if it were desirable, for the Board to go beyond the preliminary stages of discussion and consultation before the scheme for that Committee has been approved by the Board.