§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid.)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if he will explain why, in addition to the sum of £1,100,000, representing one half year's grant under Section 10 of the Education Act, 1902, there is also borne on the Estimates for the Board of Education a full year's grant to school boards under 33 and 34 Vic. c. 75, s. 97, and 60 and 61 Vic, c. 16, amounting to £315,000, instead of one half year only, seeing that the grants under The Education Act, 1902, are in lieu of the grants under the former Acts.
1105 (Answered by Sir William Anson.) It was necessary to include a full year's grant, under 33 and 34 Vict., c. 75, s. 97, in the Estimates for 1903–4, because this grant runs from September to September, and the year 1903–4 beg in with half a year's grant accrued, and maturing for payment during 1903–4.