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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

The General Election

page 8

The General Election.

Before last general election, your Committee appointed a sub-committee to watch the interests of education in this electoral district. Among the steps taken by the sub-committee, was the sending of the following circular to every candidate for parliamentary honours in the Otago district:—

Normal School, Dunedin,

Dear Sir,

The Otago Educational Institute would be obliged by your answering the following question at your earliest convenience:—

"If elected to a seat in the House of Representatives, would you support a grant in aid of denominational schools?"

Any answer you may make to the above question will be published in the newspapers circulating in your electoral district.

I am,

Yours faithfully,

John R. Don.

Hon. See. Otago Educational Institute.

Members of the Institute are doubtless aware that the education question was very much in evidence during the late election contest; and the Committee consider that it is a matter for congratulation, that so many pledged supporters of the education system were elected to the House of Representatives last year.