HC Deb 12 May 1902 vol 107 cc1340-1
MR. GEORGE KENYON (Denbigh Boroughs)

To ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, in view of the fact that under Clause 3 of the Education Bill the Councils of non-county boroughs in Wales, which have over 10,000 inhabitants, will, if they adopt Part III., become the local authority for primary education absolutely, but will only have a concurrent authority with the county governing bodies as regards secondary and technical education, whether he will state what functions or powers under this arrangement will belong to the Town Councils; and whether the effect in these cases will be to create two rival authorities with undefined responsibilities.

(Answer.) The Bill continues the same relative positions between county and such non-county Borough Councils as are referred to in the Question that have subsisted under the Technical Instruction Acts since 1889.—(Board of Education.)