§ MR. HENRY HOBHOUSE (Somersetshire, E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if the local education authority for a county must make new by-laws for school attendance, or if they can by resolution continue such by-laws as are now in force; and, if so, whether such a resolution will require the sanction of the Board of Education or any other formality to make it valid.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The existing by-laws remain in force and there is no obligation on the new local authority to make fresh ones; but they have the power to do so if they wish, subject to the provisions of Section 74 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870. No resolution of the local authority is required to continue existing by-laws in force.