MR. MAXWELL (Dumfries-shire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he intends to make any alteration in the Minute relating to Secondary Education dated 1st May, 1893, in consequence of the Resolution carried in the House of Lords on the 8th instant; and whether he proposes to allocate lump sums, varying from £120 to £200, to all the counties before the distribution of the grant according to population?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
The position of the question is this: When the Minute of May I was before the House of Commons it was moved that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying Her 891 to withhold Her Assent from the Minute. The Motion was rejected by a majority of 103 votes. Subsequently, a similar Motion was moved in the House of Lords, and was passed by 59 votes. I cannot make any statement on the subject until the Queen has sent Her Reply to the Address of the House of Lords.