§ MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will ascertain what county or county borough councils in England have resolved to levy rates for the support of secondary schools under the powers conferred upon them by The Education Act, 1902.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) County and county borough councils will probably not levy rates for the support of secondary schools until they have ascertained how far the residue under the Local Taxation (Customs and Excise) Act is insufficient for the purpose. This information is not at present in the possession of the Board, but a Return will be furnished as in previous years as to the expenditure of local authorities under this head showing the amount derived from rates.