§ MR. CAUTLEY () Leeds, E.
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the case of Dewsbury, a non-county borough having endowments for secondary and technical education amounting to £1,842 annually, the West Riding County Council will under the provisions of the Education Bill be empowered to levy one uniform higher education rate upon Dewsbury as well as the rest of the county, or only to levy on Dewsbury a rate sufficient to provide the difference between the annual cost of the secondary and technical schools in Dewsbury and the sum of £1,842; and how under the Education Bill the benefits of the above endowments are secured to Dewsbury over and above the rest of the county.
(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) The amount of the rate required by the County Council of the West Riding for education other than elementary will be in the discretion of the County Council.
1198 irrespective of any income from endowments which may be at the disposal of any particular school or authority. Clause 19 (1) (a) empowers the County Council to deal specially with particular areas. The point referred to in the Question will be affected by the provisions of the Education Bill in precisely the same manner as it has been affected since 1889 under the Technical Education Acts.