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Volume 217: debated on Monday 14 July 1873

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asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether any objections have been forwarded to the Endowed Schools Commissioners with respect to the "Scheme for the Management of the Charity of the Foundation of Sir John Port in Etwall and Repton, in the county of Derby;" and. if so, whether it is proposed to modify the scheme in accordance with such objections?

in reply, said, that the Question of the hon. Member referrred to a scheme on the Table of the House. The Endowed Schools Commissioners had a considerable Correspondence with those interested in the scheme before it was submitted to the Education Department, and they considered that a satisfactory arrangement was made at that time, and the Papers on the subject seemed to bear out that statement. He understood, however, that after the Commissioners had ceased to have any power in the matter, some fresh objections were stated. The objections had not come to the Department, nor could it entertain them, as the Department was precluded by Law from doing so after it had once approved the scheme; and it was not in the power of the Department to alter the scheme, even if it thought it advisable to do so.