HC Deb 14 May 1907 vol 174 c796

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that the trustees of the Halsall Charity applied for a new scheme more than two years ago, i.e., in November, 1904, and that the Board of Education have continually been pressed by the ratepayers of Great Crosby to proceed with the scheme, he will state what are the reasons for the delay which has taken place in the preparation of the scheme; and whether the Board will now press forward the scheme for publication without further delay; and, if not, why further delay is judged necessary.


The preparation of the scheme was originally postponed in view of the fact that a sale of the charity property was in progress which was calculated materially to increase and has in fact materially increased the income available; and a further postponement was due to last year's Education Bill. A draft scheme is now in course of preparation and will be proceeded with as expeditiously as possible.