§ SIR J. LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he has received representations respecting the inconvenience arising from the lateness of the hour fixed for the yearly examinations of the Arts and Science classes in secondary and higher grade schools in Scotland; and whether it is possible to make provision for the examination within school hours of pupils attending day schools?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. ACLAND, York, W.R., Rotherham)
I have received representations on this subject, and am giving attention to it. But the holding of a second examination in the year, especially one which might be ultimately used in a way hardly contemplated when the Science and Art examinations were established, is a matter requiring very serious consideration before it is determined upon. It is not merely a question of day or evening examinations, but much more than that, and I think it may be desirable to wait till the Royal Commission on Secondary Education has reported before coming to any decision.