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Rex V Cockerton

Volume 92: debated on Tuesday 2 April 1901

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I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury what action the Government proposes to take in connection with the dismissal by the Master of the Rolls and Lord Justices Collins and Romer of the appeal of the London School Board against the decision of the Court of King's Bench, shortly known as the Cockerton Judgment; and whether the London and other school boards may understand that, pending the passing into law of any proposals the Government may be prepared to make, the status quo ante will be maintained in respect of the practices now ruled to be illegal.

I understand that that question has already been answered by my right hon. friend the Vice-President of the Council.

That question referred especially to evening school pupils over sixteen. My question deals with the question of higher instruction in day schools.

Yes, Sir; but I take it the same general principle will apply to both.