HC Deb 16 October 1918 vol 110 cc182-3

(2) Every education authority may at any time and shall if and when so required by the Department, prepare and submit for the approval of the Department a revised scheme or modificacations of an existing scheme under this Section.


The Amendment which stands in the name of the hon. Member for Fife (Mr. Adamson) is out of order. It deals with the question of salaries.


I beg to move, after Subsection (2), to insert in the Bill, (3) Schemes prepared and submitted under this Section shall include transferred schools. This Amendment is put upon the Paper for the purpose of making quite clear that schemes which are prepared and submitted under this Section include schemes relating to transferred schools. Personally I have no hesitation in saying that I think the Clause as drafted would achieve that result, but I find there are views held in certain quarters that that is not clear. If there is any doubt it is well that it should be resolved now instead of subsequently in a Court of Law. Therefore, to make the matter perfectly clear, I beg to move this Amendment.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he has considered whether this treatment should be meted out in other cases? If you put it in here, will it not require to be put in in a great many other cases? Otherwise, by inference, transferred schools will not share in benefits or be liable to the limitations imposed by this Bill in other Clauses of the Bill.


I think the Bill has been examined from that point of view, and I am sure that any further alteration is not desired.

Amendment agreed to.