HC Deb 07 March 1895 vol 31 cc545-6
MR. T. CALDWELL (Mid Lanark)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, inasmuch as extra School grants are given to Highland parishes which have largely reduced the local rates, one half of which reduction goes directly to the landlord, and the greater portion of the other half to the deer forest and other large tenants, he will make it a condition of such extra school grants in future that the Local Authorities provide suitable footpaths, to enable the children to attend the schools in safety and with comfort?


The additional assistance granted to certain insular parishes in the Highlands, to which the hon. Member refers, is paid lo School Boards for educational purposes, and I have no authority to make any condition about it, other than of an educational character. The Government are very desirous that the children in the Highlands should have facilities for attending schools, and that is one of the reasons which has induced them, in the County Government Bill of this Session, to introduce provisions empowering Local Authorities to make footpaths.

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