HC Deb 30 April 1919 vol 115 cc246-7

Resolved, 14. That it is expedient to amend the Law relating to the National Debt, Customs, and Inland Revenue (including Excise), and to make further provision in connection with Finance.


I understand the general discussion will be resumed on the Income Tax.

Resolutions to be reported To-morrow (Thursday); Committee to sit again To-morrow.


It is a Bill to confirm a scheme certified by the Board of Education under the Charitable Trusts Act, 1853. The scheme forms the subject of a Report which has been on the Table of the House for some weeks. It has been published as required by law, and every opportunity has been offered to lodge objections to the scheme. There has been only one suggestion for its alteration, and that on a point of detail, and that suggestion has been withdrawn. The Bill therefore comes before the House as an unopposed measure with the agreement of ail concerned. It is a charity that was founded by the Crossley family in 1868, and it is administered by governors who have been incorporated by Royal Charter. Owing to the increased cost of education, and to the rise in the cost of living, it has been found impossible to make the school pay its way, and the object of this Bill is to put the school in a position that will enable it to earn the Board of Education Grants and to become a thoroughly first rate secondary school. I have heard of no opposition from any quarter whatever, and I trust the House will give the Bill a Second Reading.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read a second time.

Resolved, "That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee on the Bill."—[Mr. Lewis.]

Bill accordingly considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.

The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.

Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER (Mr. Whitley)

There being no other Government business on the Paper, I will leave the Chair until 8.15.

Sitting suspended until a Quarter-past Eight o'clock.

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