HC Deb 23 February 1891 vol 350 cc1350-1
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the attention of the Scottish Education Department has been called to a Conference of representatives of the School Boards of the large towns in Scotland, held in Edinburgh on February 11th, on the subject of the withdrawal of children from the public schools at too early an age; and whether the Department will take measures in the Code, or otherwise, to cope with the evils resulting from this practice?


The attention of the Scotch Education Department has been called to the Conference held in Edinburgh on 11th February, and the resolution passed by that Conference has been communicated to the Department. On the 27th of January the Department addressed to School Boards and other school managers a letter embodying certain proposals for counteracting the evil referred to. They are now receiving the remarks of the Local Authorities on the subject, and these will receive their careful consideration.