§ SIR E. CARSON (Dublin University)
To ask the President of the Board of Education if he can state approximately how many educational endowments are liable to be affected by Part II. of the Education (England and Wales) Bill.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) A large number of legal interpretations, which it is not in my power to make, would necessarily be involved in any attempt to set out a comprehensive list of all educational endowments which maybe liable to be affected by Part II. of the Education Bill. For these and similar reasons it would only be misleading to give the number asked for in the Question.
§ SIR E. CARSON
To ask the President of the Board of Education if he could give to the House any approximate estimate of how the sum of £1,000,000 mentioned in Clause 12 of the Bill is arrived at, or upon what basis the said sum is arrived at.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The sum of £1,000,000 was arrived at by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I should suppose, by a careful consideration of what his Budget for next year is likely to be able properly to supply in relief of the educational burden. I must refer the hon. and learned Member to the Answers given on April 20th, May 7th, and May 10th†to previous Questions on this subject.
§ † See (4) Debates, clvi., 28, 985, 1479.