HC Deb 11 August 1913 vol 56 cc2059-60

asked the Prime Minister whether the delay in proceeding with the Education (No. 2) Bill has been due to the notices for the rejection of the measure appearing under the names of three Members of the Opposition; and whether he has taken, or will take, steps through the usual channels to ascertain whether the Opposition will consent to the measure being taken after eleven o'clock as an uncontroversial Bill and thus permit the £100,000 voted by the House to be distributed among local education authorities in relief of the burden arising from loan charges, including those in respect of elementary education?


One reason for not proceeding with the measure is that, in addition to the notices appearing on the Paper, we understand that it is regarded by the Opposition as controversial. In these circumstances, I regret that it will be impossible for the Government to attempt to press it into law this Session.