HC Deb 12 May 1903 vol 122 cc414-5
MR. MORRELL (Oxfordshire, Woodstock)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if he will state whether the power to supply or aid the supply of education, other than elementary, covers the provision of scholarships in existing diocesan training colleges; whether the local education authority stands in the same relation to the diocesan training colleges as it does to the Church elementary schools; and to what extent it is intended that the local educational authorities shall manage or control Church training colleges within their area.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The answer to the second part of the Question is in the negative, since the Act does not put the local education authorities into any necessary relation with such colleges, though it provides the authorities with financial powers, which can be used for aiding such colleges if the authorities choose and if the colleges are willing to accept aid. The answer to the last part of the Question is that the management or control (if any) of such colleges within their area by local education authorities is a matter for arrangement and mutual consent.