§ MR. FLOWER (Bradford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received from the School Board for London suggestions for an amended rule as to religious instruction in the Board's Industrial schools, which propose to practically apply the provisions of the Education Act of 1870, in lieu of the Industrials Schools Act, 1866; and, if he intends to sanction such alteration without legislative authority, or proposes to introduce a Bill to deprive children in Industrial Schools of denominational education.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
Rules for some of the London School Board's Industrial Schools are now under consideration. As I have stated before, I have no intention of approving any rules inconsistent with the principles of the Industrials Schools Acts; nor should I think of introducing a Bill such as that suggested by the hon. Member.