§ MR. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware of the views entertained by School Boards in several large cities and burghs in Scotland relative to the expediency of extending to Scotland the powers of English School Boards to establish truant schools; and whether he will introduce a short Bill to confer on School Boards in Scotland these powers during the present Session?
§ * SIR C. J. PEARSON
I am aware of the feeling which exists in several of the larger burghs in favour of extending to Scottish School Boards the power of establishing truant schools. I think myself that the extension would be beneficial, but I cannot hold out much hope of legislation on the subject this Session.