HC Deb 03 March 1896 vol 38 c36
SIR MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbright)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he can see his way to give some allowance to parents of children, such as shepherds, living in remote parts of the country, over three miles from a school, to enable them to place their children in reasonable proximity to a school?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Sir CHARLES PEARSON,) Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities

The Education Department, in the Code, offers special grants to encourage educational provision for children situated as the hon. Baronet describes; but the Department has no funds from which to make an allowance to parents for the board or maintenance of their children, and is advised that the Education Acts do not authorise any payment for this purpose from the School Fund.