HC Deb 17 July 1919 vol 118 c617W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that so many of the numerous education endowments of the country were originally intended for the education of the children of the poor and have been diverted into other channels, he will appoint a Commission of Inquiry into educational endowments, such Commission to sit in public, as in the case of the Coal Commission?


In view of the large and increasing expenditure out of the rates and taxes, the value of endowments in the public system of education have become relatively insignificant, and I do not think, therefore, that such an inquiry as is suggested, which would be very lengthy and laborious, would serve any useful purpose.