§ MR. RENSHAW (Renfrew, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether a decision has yet been arrived at in regard to the Education Minute of 1st May; and whether he can state, for the information and guidance of the County and Burgh Committees, what the precise change is which he has signified his intention of making on the Minute next year?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
With regard to the current financial year, during which a sum of £114,000 will be available for secondary education, the terms of the Minute of May I will be acted upon, and we shall accordingly ask the County Committees to frame and submit schemes in accordance with that Minute. Next year, before the grant is divided in proportion to population, a sum of £200 will be assigned to each County and Burgh Committee, which, if they so recommend, may be allocated to the higher class schools indicated as proper recipients of a special grant under paragraph 8 of the Minute of January 31. In any case, whatever they do with the money, each Committee will get the £200.