§ DR. MACNAMARA
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if it will be possible for the managers of any voluntary school which may be in debt at the date of the passing of the Education Bill now before the House to meet such debt out of any funds paid over to them by the proposed new Education Committees or by the Board of Education subsequent to the passing of the Bill.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The local education authority will not be liable for any expenditure incurred previous to the date of their becoming responsible for the maintenance of the school. The grants from the Board of Education which accrue subsequent to that date will be paid to the local education authority. Those which have accrued to that date will be paid to the managers.