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Elementary Education Act—Cardiff School Board

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 4 May 1876

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Question

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether it is a fact that the Cardiff School Board has presented a petition to the Education Department, praying that an order may be made authorising the School Board to take by compulsory powers two sites, one of which has been conveyed to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the erection of a church, and the other given by the Marquess of Bute for the erection of a children's home and hospital; and whether, if the fact be so, he has any objection to state to the House the course that will be pursued by the Education Department?

in reply, said, it was true that the Cardiff School Board had presented the Petition referred to by the hon. Gentleman. The matter was now being investigated by the Department, and as soon as he had the Report on the subject before him he would be happy to inform his hon. Friend as to the decision which had been arrived at.

Metropolis—Cab Shelter In Palace Yard—Question

asked the First Commissioner of Works, Whether it is possible to provide some shelter (which shall not be a disfigurement) for the cabmen who stand in Palace Yard in all weathers and all hours waiting for the conveyance of Members from the House?

I am happy to inform my hon. Friend the Member for Shaftesbury that I have accepted the liberal offer of the Cabmen's Shelter Association to place one of their "shelters" in Palace Yard. As to whether it will be a disfigurement, I can only say I cannot imagine it will contribute to the architectural features of Palace Square; but it will be only experimental, and be removed when Parliament is not sitting. I hope the experiment may prove successful, and may induce cabmen not to leave hon. Members, at all hours and in all weathers, to find their way home as best they can.