HC Deb 05 March 1908 vol 185 cc881-3

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, under the new Education Bill, those parents belonging to a religious denomination other than the Church of England in a single-school area who determine, on conscientious principle, to maintain a denominational school for the education of their children, are not only denied all financial assistance from the rates, but, in addition to contributing largely towards the cost of the erection of such school, would be compelled to contribute by rates and taxes to the erection and maintenance of a competing public elementary school in the same area; and if such be the case, whether he will introduce such amendments as will remedy this state of affairs.


As I have already stated, I think questions of this character can be more conveniently dealt with when the reply can be debated, and no doubt the hon. Member will find an opportunity of raising it in the course of the debates on the Education Bill.


Does that Answer mean that an adequate opportunity will be afforded the House for discussing the Bill and that it will not be rushed through by means of the closure?

[No Answer was returned.]