§ MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)
asked the Secretary for Scotland, Whether, in giving their provisional 1405 sanction to a scale of school fees in Lenzie Public School (the only public school in Lenzie), of from a minimum of 7s. 6d. per quarter in the case of infants, to 21s. per quarter in Standards V. and VI. (exclusive of the secondary department), the Scotch Education Department took into consideration the ability of the railway servants and working classes of Lenzie to pay the same?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
The functions of the Department in respect of the scale of fees in any State-aided school are confined to ascertaining whether the scale is in accordance with the Scotch Code. It is for the School Board to fix the fee; and I must presume that in doing so they have regard to the class of children for whom the school is intended to provide; but this is a matter as to which I have no independent means of judging.
§ MR. MUNDELLA (Sheffield, Brightside)
asked, whether the Scottish Education Department sanctioned a scheme which raised the scale to 21s.; and whether it was consistent with the Code?