§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education when he will put the House in possession of the proposed Amendment or new clause in the Education Bill by which owners of voluntary schools may be given an opportunity of transferring their schools, under arrangement, to the local education authority if they desire to do so.
§ MR. BIRRELL
In view of the fact that the terms of such a clause as I foreshadowed must depend upon the shape that Clauses 3 and. 4, and possibly Clause 6, ultimately assume, I cannot undertake to put it on the Paper until those clauses have been disposed of in this Committee. I should, perhaps, remind the hon. Baronet that in his Question he refers only to one half of the suggested clause, whereas the proposal was inherently bilateral, involving an obligation upon owners to transfer schools when desired by the local authority, as much as upon authorities to take over schools offered to them.