Mr. T. F. RICHARDS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that a teacher at the Wolverhampton Grammar School has said that the boys now sent to the Wolverhampton Grammar School from the elementary schools were not capable of benefiting by the education to be given; and whether he has any official information in support of or opposed to this statement?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The hon. Member has sent me a newspaper report in which the master referred to is stated to have said that some of the boys received from the elementary schools were not capable of benefiting by the education given them. I have no information tending either to confirm or refute the accuracy of this opinion. In any case, it appears to be within the power of the school authorities to make regulations for the removal of any boy who is found incapable of benefiting by the education given in the school, provided that such regulations apply equally to those who pay tuition fees and to those who hold free places under the Board's regulations.