§ MR. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Board of Education would consider the application of any part of the aid grant under the Act of 1897 to be satisfactorily applied if devoted to keeping the schoolhouse in repair and making reasonable alterations and improvements in the buildings.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
Yes, by Schedule II. (12) of the Education Act. 1902, the balance of any Parliamentary grant payable in respect of a period before the appointed day, which is not required by the old managers to meet 1217 outstanding liabilities, is to be paid to the new managers and applied by them to those purposes for which they have to make provision under the Act, or for the benefit of any general fund applicable for those purposes. Those purposes are, keeping the school-house in good repair, and making such alterations and improvements as may reasonably be required by the local authority.