HC Deb 25 March 1881 vol 259 c1932

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the Scotch Education Department is now prepared, on the, application of a School Board having the management of a higher class public school, to make provision for the examination of such higher class public school, in accordance with the 20th section of "The Education (Scotland) Act, 1878?"


Sir, this question has been repeatedly referred to the Treasury since the passing of the Act of 1878; but, as the inspection is held by them to be optional, and not obligatory on the Education Department, they have declined to allow a Vote to be taken for the purpose of meeting charges which the Act of 1872 placed on the local rates.