HL Deb 07 March 1895 vol 31 c525

presented a petition, which, he said, was of some importance, as it came from the Manchester School Board, to the effect that, in the interests of education and economy, and more especially in the interests of justice and religious freedom, the School Board rate, which was collected from all citizens, without distinction, should be shared in by all alike, and that the benefits of the rate should be enjoyed equally in all schools, whether Board or voluntary schools, suitable arrangements being made for the inspection of voluntary schools as to the secular part of the education given by the representatives of the ratepayers.