HC Deb 22 March 1894 vol 22 cc865-6

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whet her his attention has been called to a statement, contained in a speech delivered at Staffin Skye on the 9th instant by the Rev. Duncan Mackenzie, to the effect that, although the Education Department had decreed the exaction of peats from children attending public schools to be illegal, he had repeatedly during this winter met voting children of six and seven carrying peats to school: and whether he will inquire into this alleged infraction of the order of the Department?


The speech to which the hon. Member refers gives no particulars, and does not state the name of any School Board in the district of which the rule has been contravened. If any such contravention is brought to my knowledge, I shall call the attention of the School Board to the rule.