§ MR. ALFRED HUTTON (Yorkshire, W. R., Morley)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether the repeal of the Elementary Education Act, 1891, will enable local education authorities to reimpose fees in council schools so long as they exempt from payment the individual scholar whose parents desire free places.
(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) Not unless the consent of the Board of Education, under Section 17 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, has 1507 been previously obtained. With the sanction of the Board fees can, under the existing law, be charged (Section 4 of the Elementary Education Act, 1891.)