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Mi, E. Morris: Will the auditor allow the expense? Director: There is not much doubt about this. A majority favoured sending delegates. STILL ANOTHER OUTING. Mr. H. P. Linton, in response to a re- quest for his opinion, wrote that the Committee had no legal power to pay the expenses of members attending the Workers' Education Association. This body was not strictly a society under the Schools Conferences Act, for representa- tives attended from the Miners' Feder- ation and Trades Councils. Mr. Hall asked if he should attend on his own expense. Mr. Rogers: On principle? Mr. Hail: Yes. Mr. Rogers: I hope you will ride that horse to death. Mr. S. Williams said he disagreed with the Clerk. He moved that Pontypridd Committee be communicated with ask- ing them if the auditor had allowed their expenses for attending the same body's conferences. Mr. W. Davies seconded. The Com- mittee had become affiliated and it was rather strange that they should be de- barred from sending representatives to the conferences. The Chairman said that the auditor had passed one account, in which the expenses of Mr. J. Powell and himseif for attending this Association's conference, had been entered. The Committee had become affiliated, and had paid the fee, on the advice of the Clerk. Capt. Bvans I suggest that the matter be referred to the Clerk, and that his at- tentions be called to his previous recom- mendation. It is not fair to go behind his back after seeking for his advice. Mr. S. Williams moved that they con- tinue to send representatives. More im- portant than Mr. Linton's opinion was the fact that the auditor had passed the accounts. On a division it was decided by 8 to 4 to send a representative, notwithstanding Mr. Linton's advice. AN ALLEGED ASSAULT. Mr. W. Millar sent in a report of an enquiry which he had conducted regard- ing an assault committed on two school- boys by a working boy. The assault was not committed during school hours, so he did not recommend prosecution. He had informed the offending boy's father, who had severely chastised his boy. ECHO OF AN OUTING. Mrs. Owen Jones, late member of the Education Committee, writing from Bethesda, North Wales, stated that she was surprised to have a letter regarding the surcharge of 10s. 6d. for attending a conference in London. She had no com- ment to make on the matter at all. She wished to remind the Committee that she and other members were supposed to be paid 10s. 6d. for superintending even- ing classes, but this sum had never been paid. She asked to be furnished with further information. The Director asked to be allowed to conduct correspondence with the L.G.B. in this matter, and after some discussion his request was granted on condition that the letters pass through Mr. Linton's hands. EVENING CLASSES. The Cwmbach Co-op. Society, Ltd., ap- plied for reduced charges for loan of schools to hold classes. It was resolved to reply that the terms could not be altered. RESIGNATIONS. Miss M. Burns. Ynysboeth Mixed, and Miss Annie Evans, Penrhiwceiber In- fants. HEATED DISCUSSION. OLD CONTROVERSY REVIVED. The R.C. School Managers asked the Education Committee to provide furni- ture as recommended by H.M. Inspector, and also repair the playgrounds. Capt. Gray remarked that it was time these things were attended to. He did not see why the children should suffer owing to some silly nonsense. The Chairman replied that the children were not suffering. This school had had better chances under the Committee than they had ever had before, owing to the kindness of the Committee. Capt. Gray said that these matters had been hanging for some months. Chairman: They were only passed at the last Education Committee. Capt. Gray: They came up originally some months ago, and nothing has been done. Chairman: You don't take a note of what this committee does. Capt. Gray: You do so very little for this school. You collect all the old furni- ture in other schools and dump it here. Mr. Charles: That has been done in Miskin Infants' School. Mr. W. Davies observed that the re- commendations Capt. Gray referred to had been dealt with some time ago. Chairman: If members of this Com- mittee took more interest in the work they would know more. Capt. Gray: I should like you to show a little more Christian charity towards this school. Chairman: I do show it. Capt. Gray: I don't see it here. Mr. Rogers remarked that the law de- nied to Education Committees the right to manage the Voluntary Schools. The Committee had very little to do except paying the expenses. All the privileges were left to others. If the committee wanted to damage the schools they could have closed it long ago. Capt. Gray: Why don't you alter the law? You have had a Liberal Govern- ment in for three or four years, but it is very little they have done. Mr. Rogers: Let us clear the House of Lords away first. The Managers' recommendations were referred to the R.C. School Committee. EXEMPTIONS. Mr. G. H. Hall moved "That no boy or girl be exempted from school in future unless his or her parent undertake that the boy or girl whose exemption from school is applied for shall attend an Evening School until he or she reaches the age of 14.AfteT some discussion the Director was instructed to report. CLARENCE ST. INFANTS SCHOOL. There were ten tenders for erecting a new school, that of T. W. Davies, at 43,500, being accepted.