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The question of free education was discussed it the meeting of the School Board for London on the 13th inst. Several schools in poor neighbourhoods were particularised by the school management where the experiment of dispensing with fees might be tried. In the case of one of the schools the board declined to vote, and the consideration of the others named was adjourned. At the end of a discussion a recommendation from the special committee appointed to inquire into the charges against the management of St. Paul's Industrial Schools, that the reference to them be discharged, was agreed to.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.87