§ MR. WHITLEY (Halifax)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will state the number of new school places in public elementary schools sanctioned since the Education Act, 1902, came into operation, distinguishing between council schools and each denomination of voluntary schools; the number of notices published under Section 8 of the Education Net, 1902, by local education authorities and by other persons respectively; the number of cases in which a public inquiry has been held; the number of appeals under Section 8 of the Act, by local education authorities and by other persons which have been successful, the number unsuccessful, and the number awaiting decision.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) New school places have been sanctioned under Section 8 of the Education Act, 1902, for—
§ against the proposed voluntary schools of which eight have been successful, ten 403 unsuccessful, two withdrawn, and twenty are awaiting consideration. Thirty-two appeals have been received against the proposed council schools, of which five were unsuccessful, four withdrawn, and twenty-the are awaiting consideration.