§ MR. E. H. LAMB (Rochester)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether the fees charged at St. George's Commercial School, Ramsgate, in Standards IV. and upwards are 1s. per week; and, if so, whether such fees have been sanctioned by the Board.
§ (Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The only official information possessed by the Board of Education, sent them on the official forms by the managers and by the local education authority, states that the highest fee charged in the school in question is 9d. a week. Letters were recently received at my Department alleging that certain parents of children in one department of the school were being called upon to pay a fee of 1s. in certain standards. Inquiries were at once instituted into this, and we are awaiting information from the local education authority.