§ MR. H. H. BEMROSE (Derby)
I beg to ask the Attorney General, whether schools for deaf and dumb children which are certified, examined, and receiving grants under Section 2 of The Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act, 1893, are entitled to the benefit of Clause 20 of the Education Bill, 1896, and whether the word "offices" includes the house in which the masters and children live, such house being part of the school premises?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER,) Isle of Wight
Until the clause is finally settled it is difficult to answer the hon. Member's Question; but as now drawn the schools referred to in the first part of the hon. Member's Question would not be entitled to the benefit of the grant unless they are public elementary schools. The word "offices" would not, as the clause now stands, include the dwelling-house in which the masters and their families live.