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MERTHYR VALB.

THE GELLIGAER SCHOOL.

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THE GELLIGAER SCHOOL. DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. Stanley Leighton moved that an humble address lie presented to Her Majesty praying Her Majesty to withhold her consent from so much of the intermediate and technical scheme of the Glamorgan County Council as relates to Gelligaer School. Mr. W. Tudor Howell, in seconding, said that in their recent report the Secondary Education Com- missioners stated that in their opinion it was not a wise or politic thing in connection with intermediate education to remove endowments from one locality and spread them over a wide area. Mr. Grant Lawson said he rose with great regret to ask the House to reject any motion which liis hon, friend might bring forward (loud laughter). The Gelligaer district had more secondary education for bays than it ever had bafore. There was a new girls' school and j61,500 a year for secondary education in a population of 15,000 people. He hoped the House would continue the practice which had always pre- vailed in that House, of refusing to sanction this sort of very greedy and very selfish proposition. Air. Alfred Thomas, in supporting the motion, said that out of 134 scholars at Gelligaer School only 37 belonged to the parish. Under the scheme, not only would they receive the £ 1,500 endowment, but the county governing body allowed four travelling teachers to visit the schools and lecture upon different subjects, which he was told was equal to a money grant of £ 200 a year, and also participate in the sur- plus of the county fund. If the motion were carried there could not be worse enemies to the boys and girls of Gelligaer than its proposers, and on behalf of his young constituents he asked .that they might be allowed to participate in that crrAnd scheme of educa- tion, for which they had waited for se\en long years, and thus be properly equipped to fight the battle of life (cheers). The House divided, and the motion was lost by 21 votes to 140.

MERTHYR BANKRUPTCY COURT.

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