HC Deb 27 March 1899 vol 69 cc487-8
SIR C. CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to a resolution recently passed by the West of Scotland Association of Secondary Teachers, expressing the opinion that Article 32a ought not to be applied to Chapter IX. of the new Code; and whether, in the interests of education in higher grade science schools in Scotland, and considering the 17s. 6d. limit has been abolished in England, he will represent to his colleagues on the Scottish Committee of the Council on Education the desirability of deleting the words, "and Chapter IX." in Article 32 a of the new Code?


I understand that a resolution to the effect indicated by the honourable Member has been passed by the West of Scotland Association of Secondary Teachers. The conditions on which grants are made are matters concerning the managers of schools, and not associations of teachers, especially when such associations are confined to the teachers of secondary schools, which cannot claim grants under the Code. The particular condition to which he refers is necessary in respect of the provisions of the Scottish Education Acts, and it is not in the power of the Committee of Council to omit the words suggested. As at present advised the Department is not of opinion that it would be for the advantage of Scotland that this condition should be altered.