§ LORD EDMUND FITZMAURICE (Wiltshire, Cricklade)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if they have decided what course should be pursued by a county council under Section 13, Sub-section 2, of the Education Act, 1902, when the moneys arising in any given year from an endowment, which is to be credited in aid of the rate in any parish, exceed the total annual amount raised by rate for the purposes of public elementary education in that parish; and if the Education Office has decided that the overseers of the parish are to apply the residue in aid of purposes other than education for which the poor rate is levied in the parish.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The Board have not had occasion to give a decision on the point referred to in the question, though it has been incidentally raised in a few cases, and it is doubtful whether they are competent to decide it authoritatively. As at present advised, the Board consider that the proper course is for the trustees to apply to the Board, who will consult with the loc education authority, for a scheme under the Charitable Trusts Acts to provide for the application of the surplus income remaining after defraying the education rate in the parish or parishes served by the school to educational purposes.