MR. STEWART-SMITH (Westmoreland, Kendal)
To ask the President of the Board of Education if he will state what will be the effect of Clause 1, Sub-Sections (1) and (2), of the new Act in the case of a single-area school administered under a trust scheme, and by which, under the terms of Section 13, Sub-Sections (1) and (2), of the Act of 1902, the whole of the rate levied for educational purposes has been paid from the trust funds since the appointed day of 1902; will the present Act empower the county council to demand this sum, or any part thereof, from the trust funds and apply the same to the relief of the rate; and, if so, will such sum be credited to the overseers of the parish by the county treasurer in reduction or extinction of the rate for the parish or area served by the said school.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) It is proposed to repeal Section 13 of the Education Act, 1902, and in that case no claims can in future arise under that section.