HC Deb 15 August 1889 vol 339 c1353
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate what has been the result of the reference to the Law Officers in regard to payments under Section 32 (a) to schools in Caithness and Sutherland.


The Law Officers are of opinion that the general terms of the Statute cannot safely be held to authorise the inclusion of other counties than those named in the 67th section of the Act of 1872. The Government are willing to introduce a very short Bill to settle the matter in favour of Caithness and Sutherland; but this can only be done provided there is no opposition, and if we have the help of hon. Gentlemen opposite in enabling us to do it in the short time available.