HC Deb 22 July 1881 vol 263 cc1609-10

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he has taken into his consideration the proportion of two out of nine governors, as provided by the scheme dealing with Shaw's Hospital now on the Table of the House, for the representation of the public on such governing bodies as contemplated by the Government in the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Bill, and what course he will take in the matter?


In answer to my hon. Friend, I beg to state that the Educational Department have no respon- sibility whatever in any of the schemes passed by the recent Scotch Educational Commission. Those schemes are referred to us as a matter of courtesy, and we have always given out best advice. With respect to the latter part of the Question, as to what course was contemplated by the Government in regard to the Educational Endowments Bill, I have to inform him that we have nothing at all to do with the matter.