§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE EARL OF CRAWFORD
My Lords, this Bill, with which I think many of your Lordships are acquainted, is designed to meet a difficulty which now exists in the case of schools which act under trusts or instruments of such a character as to disqualify them from qualifying for regulations under the Board of Education. The application for these grants cannot be entertained unless their trust deeds are altered. This Bill entitles the authorities of the school to make changes in their deeds and instru- 456 ments, but the present procedure involves much delay and inconvenience. This follows the precedent set in the Education Act of 1870 in respect of elementary schools, and in the Scottish Education Act of 1882. I submit the Bill to your Lordships for Second Reading.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Earl of Crawford.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.