§ MR. RANKIN
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Council whether scholars attending evening classes, and who are also in the obligatory standards of an elementary day school, are in a position to receive any assistance from the County Council in respect of any manual or technical instruction given at the evening school?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE,) Kent, Dartford
No scholar over 14 is, as a rule, recognised on the registers of a day school, and no scholar under 14 can be recognised in an evening school unless he is deemed by the Department to be exempt from the legal obligation to attend school, so that it is practically impossible for any child to occupy the dual position indicated in my hon. Friend's question. It appears, however, that scholars who having passed the Fifth Standard no longer receive instruction in the obligatory subjects are, if qualified to attend an evening school, eligible to receive assistance from the County Council in respect of manual or technical instruction.