§ MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will place on the Paper an Amendment to Schedule 4, to include on the repeals Section 24 of the Act of 1870, with a view to carry out his undertaking to preclude in the case of schools which have been transferred to School Boards the retransfer of such schools to the managers.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I think that the general principle which should govern the ease referred to by the hon. Gentleman is that which I have already more than once described as applicable to leased schools. If a local authority should voluntarily give up, under its powers, a school which 1131 has been transferred to it, I think that case would have to be considered, subject to the provisions of Clause 9. I have already indicated that that is my view with regard to schools which are leased to the authority, and of which the lease has terminated.
§ MR. CHANNING
May I draw the right hon. Gentleman's attention to a passage in a speech he made on the 14th July, in which he used very strong words in reply to the appeal made by the hon. Baronet who is now Secretary to the Board of Education to withdraw this Clause—