HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 c640
MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)

asked the Secretary for Scotland, Whether it is the case that in the Lenzie Public School, under the Cadder and Kirkintilloch School Boards (the only public school in Lenzie), the lowest school fees charged for infants is 7s. 6d. per quarter, rising to £1 10s. per quarter in Standards V. and VI.; what number of children, if any, of the Railway servants and of the working-classes attend said school; and, whether Lenzie Public School is on the list of State-aided schools in Scotland, in receipt of Government Grant and the benefits of local taxation?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)

The Lenzie Public School has not yet been placed upon the list of schools credited with annual grant. Some correspondence has taken place with regard to the scale of fees; and while my Lords have sanctioned, under reserve, a scale of fees corresponding with that adopted in other schools of a similar class, that scale is subject to revision, and the payment of grant will depend upon the proportion which the whole fees bear to the average attendance. My Lords have no means whatever of knowing anything as to the class of children attending the school.