HC Deb 27 October 1902 vol 113 cc828-9
MR. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, under the provisions contained in the Educa-Bill, in those cases in which a School Board has been set up, and a denominational chool has been hired by the Board from the denominational managers at a nominal rent, subject to a clause in the hiring agreement permitting the managers to terminate the agreement on giving twelve months notice, it will be possible for the managers to give such notice, and at the expiration thereof to turn the Board school into a school of a denominational character.


At the end of such a lease as that contemplated by the hon. Gentleman in his Question, the buildings would revert absolutely to the lessors—that is to say, to the trustees or the managers of the voluntary school. But if it is desired to use these buildings as a denominational school, this would be a new school, and would come under the provisions of Clauses 9 and 10 of the Bill.