§ LORD R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether it is contemplated by the Government that children who receive denominational instruction under the facilities granted in 657 accordance with Clause 3 of the Education Bill will, on the same day, receive Cowper-Temple instruction from the local education authority; whether it is contemplated that denominational instruction will take place before Cowper-Temple instruction or at an hour when Cowper-Temple instruction is being given to the other children; and whether it will be the duty of the local authority to see that discipline is preserved in the school during the giving of denominational instruction, and to use the services of the teachers for the purpose.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Answer to the first paragraph of the Question is in the negative. The Answer to the second paragraph is that the second of the two alternatives suggested is correct. The point referred to in the third paragraph will rest in the discretion of the local education authority.