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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 55

The Times, Saturday, July 18, 1885. — National Education

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The Times, Saturday, July 18, 1885.

National Education.

Mr. J. Talbot asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, considering the great importance of securing an efficient system of national education, and at the same time of preventing, as far as possible, an undue pressure upon the ratepayers, Her Majesty's Government would recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the working of the Elementary Education Acts with a view to consider whether any and what improvements could be suggested.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer.—I agree with my hon. friend that it is of great importance to secure an efficient system of national education and as far as possible to prevent pressure on the ratepayers. I hope we shall be able to do something to effect both those objects without a Royal Commission. (Hear, hear.)