§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether a local sanitary authority has power to order the closing of Sunday schools during the prevalence of infectious diseases as in the case of day schools; and, if not, will he take steps to bring Sunday schools under the control of the sanitary authority, as these schools remaining open during the time contagious diseases prevail tends to propagate ailments and render futile the closing of day schools.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (MR. JOHN BURNS,) Battersea
Sanitary authorities have no power under the general law to close Sunday schools during the prevalence of infectious disease. I will take note of the suggestion that this power should be conferred upon them; but I should hope that where the public 107 elementary schools in a district are temporarily closed on account of the prevalence of infectious disease the managers of the Sunday schools would see their way to close these schools also.