HC Deb 01 April 1903 vol 120 c783
MR. HUMPHREYS-OWEN (Montgomeryshire)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in making interim orders under Section 11, Sub-section (5), of the Education Act, 1902, the Board will follow the procedure laid down by Sub-section (3) of that Clause for making final orders.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) In making interim orders under Section 11 (5) it will not be possible, and does not appear to the Board desirable, to follow the procedure prescribed by Section 11 (3) for making final orders. Interim orders must in many cases be made at short notice in order to enable schools to comply on the appointed day with the conditions as to management which the Act prescribes. The procedure of Section 11 (3) is not suitable for this purpose. No questions which could arise in connection with the final order are in any way prejudiced by the interim order.