§ MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S. )
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that there are fifty children in attendance at St. Joseph's School, Nymphsfield, whilst the attendance at the Church school is only nineteen; and whether, in view of the fact that St. Joseph's School was fulfilling all the requirements and conditions of a public elementary school before the Act of 1902 came into operation, he can state in what respect it is now held not to fulfil those conditions.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON, Oxford University)
The St. Joseph's School, Nymphsfield, has never been recognised as a public elementary school. The Board have very carefully considered the circumstances under which application for recognition was made. In arriving at their decision 1380 they have proceeded in strict accordance with the requirements of Section 8 of the Act of 1902.