HC Deb 30 April 1888 vol 325 cc907-8
DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When the promised Departmental Minutes amending the Scottish Code in respect of the grants for cookery and drawing will be laid upon the Table?

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

The only Minute promised in regard to the Scottish Code was that suspending the proposed change in regard to the conditions of the cookery grant. The question, with respect to the drawing grant being subject to the limitation of 17s. 6d., is one which cannot be dealt with except by removing the drawing grant from the Code, and transferring it to the Science and Art Department; the Scotch Education Department and the Treasury are now in communication with regard to this. The Minute regarding cookery has already been placed on the Table; but it is right to say that we have received strong representations from those who have taken the greatest interest, and have the largest experience in the teaching of this subject, as to the necessity of restricting the numbers taught at one time, if efficient teaching is to be secured; and while the conditions of the previous Code are provisionally continued in order to allow further time for consideration, it must be understood that some further restrictions of this kind will be introduced into the Code for next year.