§ MR. W. E. T. SHARPE (Kensington, N.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether in view of the fact that, exclusive of the two subjects of mechanics for boys and domestic economy for girls, only eight per cent. (or 11,824) out of the 134,855 children in Board Schools who during the five years 1889–94 commenced the study of the other specific subjects of the Code continued it to the third stage, the Department would be prepared to exclude these latter 13 subjects: algebra, Euclid, mensuration, Latin, French or German, animal physiology, botany, chemistry, agriculture, sound, light and heat, magnetism and electricity, shorthand, etc., from the Free Elementary Day Schools Code?
§ MR. SHARPE
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he would be prepared to reconsider the regulation, Art. 101 b, on page 21 of the New Code, by which the higher grant for discipline and organisation, i.e., for good conduct, good manners and language, cleanliness, and neatness to be withheld in future unless provision is made in the time table for instruction in Swedish or other drill, or in suitable physical exercises?
§ SIR J. GORST
The Committee of Council do not propose to reconsider this regulation, which has been in the Code since 1895.