§ Mr. HOARE
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the visit of the President of the Board of Education to open the undenominational training college for women at Bingley, on 28th May, 1909, involved an expenditure of £95 4s. 3d., including £22 10s. for tea and £64 19s. 10d. for the platform for his speech; whether this sum has been surcharged to the West Riding education authority by the district auditor; and what steps he proposes to take to compensate those upon whom the expense will fall?
§ Mr. BURNS
It has been reported to me that, at the audit of the accounts of the-West Riding of Yorkshire County Council, objection was taken by a ratepayer to certain expenditure in connection with the-ceremonial laying of the foundation stone of the Bingley Training College, and that the expenditure was in consequence disallowed by the district auditor. It is open to the persons surcharged to appeal in the ordinary course.