§ SIR D. MACFARLANE
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he has received a Memorial from Lismore and Appin with reference to the action of the County Committee in the allocation of the Secondary Education grants; and whether he will take any steps to remedy the omission of the important schools in the district of Ballachulish?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Sir G. TREVELYAN,) Glasgow, Bridgeton
I have received the Memorial referred to, and have carefully considered it, and communicated in regard to it with the County Committee. That Committee felt themselves obliged, to recognise the claims of the various parts of the county, and the grounds which they showed in support of their scheme was so strong that I did not feel justified in setting aside the proposals of this Committee, which is the Local Authority, and have accordingly approved the scheme.