§ SIR W. J. COLLINS (St. Pancras, W.)
To ask the President of the Board of Education how the provisions of the Education Bill, if passed, would apply in the case of such a school as that of the Benevolent Society of St. Patrick,. Lambeth, where 450 children of Irish parentage are educated, clothed, and, in part, fed.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I am unable to give any more definite answer to the Question than that the reply must depend upon the particular circumstances of the school, and in particular upon the provisions under which the buildings are held. These are matters which will have to be carefully considered by the trustees and the local authority under Clause 2 of the Bill, or, failing this, may be brought before the Commission under 633 Clause 8; and it would be therefore improper for me now to express any opinion which might be held to predetermine the case.