§ MR. MACFARLANE (Argyll)
asked the Secretary for Scotland, If his attention has been called to a Memorial of ratepayers of Campbeltown and others, addressed to the Commissioners under the Education Endowments Act (Scotland) of 1882, praying that a portion of the funds bequeathed by the late Miss Lucy Campbell may be applied to give free education to the children of the working classes, as provided in the bequest of the lady referred to, and that the funds may not be diverted for the promotion of higher education; and, what stops he proposes to take in the matter?
THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. TREVELYAN) (, &c.) Hawick
In answer to the Question of the hon. Member, I have to state that the consideration of any such Memorial as that to which he refers rests with the Educational Endowments Commissioners, and not with the Scotch Education Department; and that neither the position of the fund in question, nor any Memorial relating to it, will come before the Department until a draft scheme has been submitted to the Department by the Commissioners.