HC Deb 13 November 1902 vol 114 cc876-7

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether under the Education Bill an elementary school built by voluntary subscribers, but leased to a School Board, would have the status of a school provided by the education authority, or of a school not provided by the education authority; and what would be the position of such a school after the lease has terminated.


A school leased to a local education authority will be deemed to be a school provided by that authority. The latter part of the hon. Member's Question was answered by the First Lord of the Treasury in his reply to the Member for Denbighshire West on 5th November.†

MR. CHARLES ALLEN (Gloucestershire, Stroud)

Arising out of that answer, may I ask whether, in view of the great public interest taken in this question, and the fact that Amendments dealing with it have been closured, an opportunity will be given for the full discussion of the transfer of schools.


I cannot on behalf of the Government give an undertaking to that effect. The matter has been very fully discussed.