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Evening Continuation Schools In London

Volume 92: debated on Tuesday 2 April 1901

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I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, owing to the decision in the appeal upon Hamilton v. Cockerton, he will take steps to preserve the privileges of students in the Evening Continuation Schools of the London School Board pending the final decision of the House of Lords.

The Board of Education have no power to authorise an illegal appropriation of rates, but so far as their own action is concerned they will, as I have several times already stated, continue to pay grants to evening schools as heretofore, pending the final decision of the House of Lords.

Will the right hon. Gentleman amend the Evening Continuation Schools Code so as to legalise the instruction given in them?