HL Deb 02 July 1895 vol 35 c57

said, he had to present a Petition of some importance from the Darlington School. Board praying that— in the interests of education and economy, as well as justice and religious freedom, all efficient public elementary schools, whether voluntary or board, are entitled to largely-increased assistance out of public moneys, and that the present law be amended in that direction. He remarked that the Petition was of some importance, because he had presented a great number of petitions on the subject, and, with hardly an exception, they came from the school boards and not from the voluntary schools.