§ 38. Mr. KINLEY
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of voluntary schools which are listed as defective or no longer suitable; and the number of children in average attendance at those schools?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
The total number of voluntary schools remaining on the black list is 1,323. The total number of children on the registers of these schools on the 31st March last was 318,892.
§ Mr. KINLEY
Will the Minister say whether the circumstances in which these children are attending school daily do not call for immediate action on the part of the Government who are responsible?
§ Mr. KEDWARD
Is the Minister aware that in one of these schools there has been a grave outbreak of disease only a fortnight ago, involving the death of one or more children; and will he make inquiries?
§ Mr. BEAUMONT
In how many of these schools, or in what proportion, is provision being made for dealing with defects.