§ MR. HICKS BEACH (Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education upon whom the cost of ballots and public local inquiries under Clause 4 of the Education Bill will fall.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL, Bristol, N.)
The cost of public local inquiries will be borne by the local education authorities. The question of the ballots will be dealt with in the regulations for ballots which, as promised, are being prepared and will be in the hands of Members on Saturday morning.