HC Deb 21 March 1895 vol 31 c1560
SIR M. STEWART (Kircudbright)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if the Scotch Education Department, in the interests of education, will recommend a small grant for the lodging of the children of shepherds and such persons, living in remote parts of the moorlands, to enable them to send their children to the Board Schools, seeing that these young children cannot walk the great distances, although compelled to attend school?


The Code offers special grants for making educational provision for children living in remote districts, and we are prepared to make inquiry, and suggest means by which this may be done in all cases brought before us. But the Department has no power to make a payment from the Parliamentary Grant towards the lodging of children, nor can the School Boards defray this cost from the School Fund.