§ MR. JACKS (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the report of a meeting of the Lesmahagow School Board, held in the Jubilee Hall, Lesma-hagow, on the 3rd instant, at which the Chairman is reported to have said that for the present year £123 13s. 1d. had been paid for the providing of books to save the reduction of the grant; if he is aware that it is currently denied that any scholars receive books free of charge at that school; and if he will say who received the books to the value stated?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
The circumstances to which the hon. Member refers have not been brought before the Department, and I have no means of knowing the special application of the amount named as spent upon books. There are 11 schools under the management of the Lesmabagow School Board, and it is not stated to which of the schools the question refers. Perhaps my hon. Friend will provide me with particulars.