§ MR. D. A. THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether there are foundation managers for St. David's national schools, Merthyr Tydvil, in accordance with the provisions of The Education Act, 1902; if so, have they held meetings within the last nine months; is there a playground attached to the school, and in what condition is it kept; and will he make inquiry respecting the management and condition of the schools.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The girls' and infants' departments of this school are condemned, and will, I think, certainly be closed at the end of the year. The question of the alterations and repairs necessary to render the premises (including the playground) of the boys' department satisfactory is still under discussion; until this is settled, which I hope it will be shortly, I do not think it is necessary to inquire into irregularities of Management, which are alleged. I may, however, say that the Board understand that foundation managers have been appointed.