§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his promised Bill dealing with Industrial and Reformatory Schools will apply to Scotland; and, whether provision will be made in it for transferring the administration of schools of that kind in Scotland to the Secretary for Scotland?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
in reply, said, the Bill would apply to Scotland. Industrial and reformatory schools were expressly excluded from the operation of the Act of last Session, which transferred certain powers and duties to the Secretary for Scotland. It would be matter for consideration whether an arrangement so recently made by Parliament should be departed from.
§ MR. PRESTON BRUCE (Fifeshire, W.)
inquired, whether industrial schools and reformatories were excluded from the operation of the Act of last Session on the ground that legislation was contemplated on the subject?