§ MR. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if he would grant a Return showing the endowments available for secondary education which, under Part II. of the Education Bill of 1906, would not have been placed under public control, and also showing the amount of the endowments for national education which is now expended on the upkeep, including cost of buildings, of Eton, Winchester, and Harrow.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. MCKENNA,) Monmouthshire, N.
The Board of Education do not possess, and I do not think there is in existence, any authentic compre- 610 hensive list of endowments available in England and Wales for secondary education, whether those that would have been or those that would not have been exempt under Part II. of last year's Bill. I am, therefore, unable to give the information desired in the first paragraph of the Question, but the Board are making endeavours gradually to compile a list of such endowments. This will, however, be a long and laborious process. As regards the second paragraph, I will direct that a statement shall be furnished to the hon. Member giving, so far as is practicable, the information he desires in respect of that one of the three schools named in the Question, viz., Harrow, about which the Board posses information.