HC Deb 02 July 1888 vol 328 c64
MR. ESSLEMONT (Aberdeen, E.)

asked the Lord Advocate, If he can inform the House when the Report of the Royal Commission as to the Education of the Blind in Scotland (interim or otherwise) is likely to be put upon the Table of the House?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

The Commissioners hope to close the evidence during the present month. No interim Report will be issued. A draft Report, dealing with the deaf and dumb and the blind branches of the subject, has been already prepared, and will be circulated among the Commissioners as soon as printed. The recess will be occupied in visiting some Institutions which the Commissioners have promised to see, and in the reduction of the statistical and other information collected. After the recess the Commissioners will proceed to consider their Report, and there will be no avoidable delay in laying it before Her Majesty.