§ MR. YOXALL
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that among local authorities and persons concerned with public education, dissatisfaction is felt with certain regulations of the Board of Education which prescribe high fees and restrict free places at schools which provide education other than elementary; and whether he will appoint an early day for the discussion of the Education Votes.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I understand that this subject is being considered by the Board of Education, and that the views of that Board are set out in a letter to the Association of Education Committees published so recently as March 2nd. The general effect is that the Board do not intend to apply a hard and fast rule, but all cases will be considered, with regard to local conditions and their requirements modified accordingly. I cannot fix any special date for the Education Vote, but probably an opportunity will be found on the Vote on Account.