§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the statements made by his predecessor on the l5th May and the 4th July, 1905, that the issue of an Order of the Board under paragraph (19) of the Second Schedule of the Education Act, 1902. might be expected shortly; whether he is aware of the inconvenience arising from the delay which in con-sequence of the non-issue of such Order has occurred in the appointment of an attendance officer for the district of Sevenoaks; and whether he can say when the issue of the Order may be expected.
1161 (Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I regret the delay in the issue of the Order, which has been found to involve questions of much difficulty. It is, however, being proceeded with, and may be expected to be issued at a very early date.