§ MR. JOYNSON-HICKS (Manchester, N. W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the fact that under the Education Bill now before the House no voluntary school which contracts out is to be deemed a public elementary school, it is the intention of the Government to debar children in such contracted-out schools from competing for those free scholarships which, under the present Acts, are awarded to scholars in public elementary schools.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. RUNCIMAN,) Dews-bury
I am not sure to what scholarships the hon. Member refers. The liberty which local education authorities now enjoy in making schemes for their own scholarships is in no way curtailed by the Bill. With regard to scholarship provisions contained in schemes for the regulation of endowed charities, I may refer him to Clause 8 (3) of the Bill.