§ Mr. LAMBERT (Devonshire, South Molton)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Rector of Plymtree, Devon, refused on the 5th November, to the Liberal candidate for the Tiverton Division, the use of the schoolroom for a political meeting, alleging an attack on Christian teaching in schools; and will he withhold the public grants from schools the use of winch is refused for such public purposes.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
I have no information on the subject. The managers are under no legal obligation to grant the use of the schoolroom to the candidate for the purpose of a political meeting. Their refusal would be no ground for the withdrawal of the Parliamentary grant.
§ MR. LAMBERT
Will the Hon. Baronet inquire into the circumstances and see if the facts stated in the Question are correct?