§ (12.10.) SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)
I wish to ask whether the Secretary to the Education Department is prepared to make any statement with regard to the effect of the great changes which have this morning only been introduced into the new Grant in aid Clause. Unless an explanation is made forthwith, there may be no opportunity of giving one this afternoon. The money granted is abviously increased in the first part of the Clause, but the lasts part contains words of limitation the effect of which, I fear, may be more than to undo in some places what has previously been done.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I think the right hon. Gentleman has mistaken the effect of the Clause. I do not think it will have the effect which he seems to fear. Whatever happens with regard to the Committee stage of the money Resolution under the existing Rules, I may point out that the Report stage must come on on Monday, when there will be ample time for discussion.
§ MR. WHITLEY
May I ask if it is not the fact that the three-fourth limit of the Parlimentary Grant is now proposed to be left out?