asked how many Church of England voluntary schools and how many Catholic voluntary schools have been transferred to local authorities since the Education Act of 1902 came into operation?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
Since the Education Act, 1902, came into operation, 359 Church of England schools and no Roman Catholic schools have been transferred to local education authorities.
Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reason why such a large number of the schools of this wealthy and highly endowed Church have been handed over to the local authorities, while not a single Catholic school, built by the pence of the poor, has been handed over?