§ Mr. LANE-FOX (for Mr. Edward Wood)
asked the President of the Board of Education whether the scheme which the Board for some years have been considering in connection with Admiral Long's Charity and the Burnt Yates school, in the parish of Clint, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, is approaching completion; and, if not, whether he will consider the hardship to the ratepayers caused by the fact that the moneys derived from the endowment are accumulating instead of going in aid of the education of the parish?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
In view of the recent appointment of a Departmental Committee to inquire into certain classes of Educational Endowments, and specially those in rural areas, the Board have thought it desirable not to proceed with the preparation of a scheme for this Charity at present. In the meantime, I understand that arrangements are being made, with the approval of the Board, for the payment of a substantial sum out of the income of the Charity to the Local Education Authority for application by them in relief of the local rate under Section 13 of the Education Act, 1902. This application of a part of the income can properly be made under the existing Trusts.
§ Mr. LANE-FOX
Do I understand that the income is actually being paid to the Local Education Authority?