HC Deb 12 June 1899 vol 72 c896
SIR CHARLES CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that some 1,000 children of school age, inmates of the Orphan Homes of Scotland, on which over £200 of school rates were recently paid, have received no education for nearly two months, owing to the refusal of the School Board to receive them; whether anything is being done to bring the present deadlock to an end; and, whether the Scottish Education Department has taken any steps to enforce the law of Scotland as to the compulsory education of all children of school age.


The legal questions connected with the matter referred to in the hon. Member's question are now under consideration, and it is therefore impossible for me at present to make any further statement regarding it.