HC Deb 05 February 1878 vol 237 cc1048-9

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he is aware that in numerous cases in Scotland (forty it is said) School Boards are obstructed in carrying out the Education Act by the refusal of landlords to grant sites for school buildings; and, whether he intends to bring in a Bill this Session dealing with such cases?


Sir, I have no information with regard to the refusal of school sites in Scotland, beyond the general statement contained in the Question of the hon. Member. Upon receiving Notice of that Question, I made application to the Education Department, and I am informed that they have not yet received any communications which, in their opinion, would render it necessary to deal legislatively with this question. I cannot say that it is my intention to bring in a Bill, but if the hon. Member will communicate to me such details as he can give, I shall be glad to make inquiries, and if necessary to deal with the question.