§ LORD EDMUND TALBOT (Sussex, Chichester)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education when he will introduce the Bill to authorise the expenditure of public money upon the creation of new public elementary schools.
§ MR. McKENNA
I propose to ask Parliament in the Appropriation Bill to authorise this expenditure, but I cannot say upon what date that Bill will be introduced.
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
Does not that involve the repealing of a clause in the Act of 1870 which forbids the payment of public funds for erecting school buildings?
§ MR. MCKENNA
No, it does not involve a general repeal of the clause in the Act of 1870, but it will obviously lead to a repeal for the expenditure during the current year.