§ MR. JOHN HUTTON (Yorkshire, Richmond)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the new Clause with regard to endowments will apply to endowments administered under a Charity Commission scheme; if so, in what way it will affect schools entirely maintained by the endowment, but on the lists of schools supplying elementary education to the district and inspected by His Majesty's inspectors; and how will it affect schools in which the endowments are used partly for elementary and partly for secondary education but which receive the Parliamentary grant.
1116 taken, in view of the representations addressed to him from the General Officer commanding at Hong Kong, in November, 1901, to increase the lodging allowance and allowances for servants granted to officers of the garrison, in view of the house rent and rates of wages charged in the Colony.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The rates of lodging allowance have been increased from the 1st April, 1902. As regards the servants' allowance it was considered that there was no sufficient reason for any increase of rate.