§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, as Clause 7 (d) of the Education Act, 1902, enacts that funds should be provided by the managers for keeping the school-house in repair and making such alterations and improvements in the buildings as may be reasonably required by the local authority, he will explain why the Board of Education have decided that the Aid Grant under the Act of 1897 may be applied to such purposes.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON,) Oxford University
The hon. Member would appear to be under some misapprehension on this point. Schedule 2 (12) of the Education Act, 1902, definitely states that any balances in the hands of the former managers of a voluntary school shall, 1643 after paying outstanding liabilities, be handed over to the persons who are managers of the school for the purposes of the Act, and shall be applied by them for the purposes for which provision is to be made under the Act by those managers. There is no decision of the Board of Education involved.
§ MR. LAMBERT
Have I not correctly quoted Clause 7 in my Question? Does it not clearly state that the managers shall themselves provide the funds for repairs?
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
But Schedule 2 provides for the handing over of certain balances which can be so applied.