HC Deb 10 February 1887 vol 310 cc1100-1
MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)

asked the Secretary for Scotland, What is the scale of school fees which the Scotch Education Department have sanctioned, under reserve, in Lenzie Public School; and, whether the school fees were fixed with a due regard to the ability of the Railway servants and working classes of Lenzie to pay the same?"


The scale of fees sanctioned under reserve for the Lenzie Public School in May last ranged from 7s. 6d. to 21s., exclusive of the secondary department, on account of which it is presumed that no grant will be claimed. This provisional sanction is subject to the proportion which the total receipts from fees may bear to the average attendance, and the general question connected with this has recently been under their Lordships' special consideration. The second part of the Question relates to a matter which rests with the School Board, and not with the Department, which has no means of ascertaining the class of children likely to attend any school.