§ SIR HENRY FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
To ask Mr. Attorney General what are the trusts relating to religious teaching upon which the elementary schools in connection with the National Society are held; and whether there are any provisions requiring that such religious teaching is to be controlled by any specific authority.
(Answered by Sir Robert Finlay.) The trust deeds of schools connected with the National Society are varied in their character. A Return setting forth the earlier forms of such deeds has been already asked for and granted; the sheets are now with the printer, and it is hoped that they will be in the possession of the House in a few days. I find that the more recent forms of trust deeds employed since the cessation of building grants are not within the knowledge of the Board of Education, but they could no doubt be obtained from the National Society. It would not be possible within the ordinary compass of an Answer to set out accurately the various provisions of these trust deeds on the heads referred to in the Question.