§ MR. TREVELYAN () Yorkshire, W.R., Elland
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the grants at present paid by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests towards the maintenance of various voluntary schools throughout the country will be continued if the Education Bill comes into operation; what the amount of those grants is at present, and among how many schools it is distributed; and whether any other National Department contributes in the same manner to voluntary schools at present.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
The question of continuing these grants is one which will have to be considered as soon as the Education Bill becomes law. With regard to the last part of the hon. Gentleman's Question, I have no information to enable mo to fully answer it, but so far as the Commissioners of Wood and Forests are concerned, it appears that they make grants to 104 schools, the total amount distributed in 1901-02 having been£1,110.