HC Deb 17 November 1902 vol 114 cc1106-7

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, as the House has been deprived by the Order of the House of the 13th instant of the opportunity of considering the provision in Clause 13 of the Education Bill, requiring that the accounts of municipal cities and boroughs shall be made up and audited so far as education accounts are concerned by auditors of the Local Government Board instead of, as in the case of other municipal accounts, by auditors appointed under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act or special local Acts, he will afford, on the Report Stage of the Bill, an opportunity for considering the objections entertained to the proposal of the Government.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) I am afraid that no preference can be given to this subject over any other on the Report Stage; but as the Clause stands early for consideration on Friday, 28th November, it is possible that an opportunity may arise for a discussion upon it.