MR. SINCLAIR&c.) (Falkirk,
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether the Minute of the 11th of June, amending Article 133 of the Scotch Education Code of 1891, makes attendance at school compulsory on all children, irrespective of standard reached up to the age of 14, or if it merely gives the option of attendance after the fifth standard has been 790 passed without fee (in non-fee schools) until that age, and irrespective of standard taught?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. P. B. ROBERTSON,) Bute
The effect of the Minute of 11th of June is simply to substitute an age, for a Standard limitation in regard to relief of fees. It makes no alteration in regard to compulsory school attendance which is fixed by the Education Acts and not by the Code.