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Elementary Education Bill

Volume 202: debated on Monday 27 June 1870

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said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Council, Whether, in the case of a district separated for ecclesiastical purposes from a parish and possessing sufficient school accommodation of its own, it is intended under the Bill that such district should be obliged to contribute to an Educational Rate that may be required to be made by the parish of which, for civil purposes, the district still forms a part; also, whether under Clause 48, section 2, it is intended to create in parts of parishes or in district parishes an independent rating authority over their own area as occasion arose under the Bill?

replied that it was not intended under the Bill that a district separated for ecclesiastical purposes from a parish should have a rate of its own. He was well aware of the argument by which the hon. Member would support his proposition, and in Committee on the Bill he (Mr. W. E. Forster) would state why he could not adopt the hon. Member's suggestion. The second section of the 48th clause would not have the effect contemplated by the hon. Gentleman's Question. It was to the effect that if there were a part of a parish outside of a borough, for example, a provision should be made for that part of the parish.