§ MR. MANSFIELD
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the local authority will have power, under Clause 8 of the Education Bill, to amalgamate neighbouring schools belonging to the same denomination in a locality or to re-organize their departments; and will the local authority have power to give instructions at centres on such subjects as cookery and manual instruction.
I beg also to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in the event of there being more than one Education Committee for Elementary Education as provided for in 1520 Clause 12 of the Education Bill, each such Committee will have power to fix the expenditure in its own district.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
Perhaps I may be allowed to point out to the hon. Member that these questions are of a character which can be dealt with to better advantage when we reach that part of the Bill with which they are concerned. I have not had time to consider them, and can therefore say no more.