§ MR. MICKLEM (Hertfordshire, Watford)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he has under consideration a scheme promoted by the Herts County Council for building a now secondary school in Watford at a cost of £10,000, to be settled upon denominational trusts in perpetuity corresponding with the denominational trusts upon which the Watford grammar schools are now hold; what proportion of the sum of,£10,000 and the future costs of maintenance of the schools it is proposed to throw upon the rates of Watford and the county respectively; and whether, seeing that the Watford Urban District Council and other public bodies have protested against the scheme, he will refuse his sanction to the scheme so far as it proposes to create a new denominational school endowed with public money.
§ MR. BIRRELL
A public inquiry has recently boon hold in regard to the matter referred to in the Question. I have not yet received the Report of the Commissioner who held the inquiry, and I cannot, therefore, yet make any statement upon the case.