HC Deb 18 December 1902 vol 116 cc1612-3
MR. JOHN HUTTON () Yorkshire. N.R., Richmond

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, under Clause 21 (b) of the Education Bill, any agreement between a council of a non-county borough or urban district with the council of a county will be irrevocable, or whether it will be possible to enter into a provisional agreement for a limited period.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) Relinquishment under paragraph (b) of Clause 21 is necessarily permanent; but arrangements between non-county boroughs and County Councils, which need not be of a permanent character, can be made under sub-Section (5) of the Clause relating to educational committees.