HC Deb 27 April 1888 vol 325 cc812-3
MR. SINCLAIR (Falkirk, &c.)

said, he wished to put a Question to the Leader of the House with reference to the Motion he had on the Paper as to the Scotch Elementary Code of 1888, praying Her Majesty to withhold her Assent to the alteration in Article 6 (d) of the Code of the Scotch Education Department proposed for this year, which (contrary to the provisions of section 67 of "The Education (Scotland) Act, 1872") would have the effect of lowering the standards of education that now existed in the public schools of Scotland. The Motion would in ordinary course have come on that evening had there not been an Afternoon Sitting, and as the Code came into operation on the 30th of April, he wanted to know if the right hon. Gentleman would give facilities for it being considered on Monday night?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

said, so far as the Government were concerned, they would be perfectly ready to give facilities for raising the question on Monday after 12 o'clock, if, unfortunately, it was not reached before that hour,