HC Deb 20 April 1893 vol 11 cc768-9
MR. PARKER SMITH (Lanark, Partick)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will lay upon the Table the Reports from the County and Burgh Committees to which he submitted the question of distribution of the grant for secondary education in Scotland; and whether he will grant the Return to that effect now standing on the Paper?


With regard to the question of the hon. Member for Partick, he will see that, although some of the Committees have made Reports, these Reports will have to he re-considered in view of any new Minute, while other Committees have delayed to submit a scheme until the terms of that further Minute are settled. In these circumstances the Reports cannot be laid upon the Table, but I have no objection to grant a Return showing which Committees prefer to adhere to the Minute of the 31st January, and which prefer a proportional allocation amongst localities.