HC Deb 18 June 1886 vol 306 cc1845-6

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether his attention has been called to a report in The Inverness Courier of the 15th instant, in which it is stated that the Chairman of the Dingwall School Board had, on his own responsibility, changed the day of meeting of the Board from the 7th to the 11th instant, although the former date had been unanimously agreed to at the previous meeting of the Board on the 15th May; whether the Chairman had a legal right to do so; and, whether the Clerk to the Board had a right to refuse to attend the meeting that had been unanimously agreed to be held on the 7th instant?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)&c.) (Clackmannan,

, in reply, said, that the rules for summoning meetings of school boards were governed by the standing orders of the board, and these were not subject to the review of the Department, and any dispute arising in regard to them could only be settled by a Court of Law. The same rule applied to the conduct of the Clerk of the Board.