§ MR. C. S. PARKER (Perth)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if before the Easter Recess he will lay upon the Table a Memorandum setting forth in general terms the principles on which it is proposed to distribute the grant for secondary education in Scotland; whether in reducing the average fee of £3 it will be permissible to include children under 13; and whether it is expected that most of the schools now examined as secondary schools could afford so to reduce their fees as a necessary condition for receiving any share of the grant?
§ * SIR C. J. PEARSON
I will to-day lay on the Table a Memorandum setting forth in general terms the principles on which it is proposed to distribute any grant which may be allowed for secondary education in Scotland. This will be placed in the printer's hands at once for distribution on the earliest day possible. In these circumstances, it is perhaps better that I should refrain from any further statement at present as to the proposals.