HC Deb 21 March 1881 vol 259 cc1500-1

asked the Vice President of the Council, If his attention has been directed to the proceedings of a Conference of Burgh School Boards held in Edinburgh on the 24th January last, at which sixteen School Boards were represented, including those of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, and almost all the large burghs, and at which resolutions were adopted in favour of further legislation to secure the education of destitute and neglected children in cities and populous districts; and, whether it is his intention to bring in a Bill to make better provision than now exists for the education of such children?


I have seen the Report of the proceedings of the Conference of School Boards in Edinburgh, and I find myself in general agreement with the resolutions arrived at. The whole of the questions referred to have been carefully considered by the Government, and I hope they will be shortly dealt with either in a general measure or by separate legislation for Scotland.