From Mr. Gladstone's answer to a question of Mr. Dixon's.
concerning the day when Mr. Forster's amendment of the Edu- cation Act is to be introduced, it appears that the first party struggle after the recess will be upon the question raised last year by Sir Massey Lopes as to the reform and readjustment of local taxation. Mr. Gladstone stated that before this motion came on,—it is fixed for Tuesday fortnight (29th April),—the- Government would submit its own proposals and divide upon them, and that the Education Act Amendment Bill would not come on -till after this question. As the Government was beaten. last year by a majority of 100 on this very matter, we may anticipate a critical discussion upon it.