MR. MANSEIELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)
To ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in the event of it being decided that the Act of 1901, chapter II., enabling County and County Borough Councils to sanction certain School Board expenses, does not cover the case of Pupil Teachers' Central Classes, which have recently been declared beyond the scope of elementary education, he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to enable this to be done temporarily until arrangements shall be made regarding higher education and secondary education generally; also will he state whether he proposes to extend the time during which the Act of 190I shall be in force.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir JOHN GORST, Cambridge University)
The Board of Education are advised that 1549 the Education Act, 1901, does cover the case of Pupil Teachers' Centres; and that such establishments, if now sanctioned by the local authority, can be carried on at the expense of the school fund until the date mentioned in the Act. Clause 20, sub-Section (2), of the Education Bill now before Parliament extends this date till the appointed day.