MR. CHARLES M' ARTHUR (Liverpool, Exchange)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the obligation of the local education authority, under Clause 8 of the Education Bill, to maintain and keep efficient all public elementary schools within their area, will apply to orphan asylums and similar boarding institutions, which are public elementary schools; or, if the obligation in such cases is to be a limited one, how it is proposed to define the extent of the powers and duties of the local education authority with respect to institutions of this character.
(Answer.) The Question, no doubt, raises a point of some importance, which, however, has not escaped the attention of the Government. The discussion upon it can best be taken during the consideration of Clause 8.—(Treasury.)