HC Deb 28 May 1900 vol 83 c1516

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if he can state for how many pupils the public school at Kilmalcolm affords accommodation, and how many pupils are on its roll; and whether the school board of the district has refused to permit any of the children from the Bridge of Weir orphan homes to utilise the surplus accommodation by attending the school.


The number of pupils on the register of the Kilmalcolm public school for last school year was 362, and the accommodation is sufficient for 632. I am not aware of any proposal that a certain number of the children of the orphan homes should be accommodated in the vacant places. The only proposal dealt with by the Department was that the whole of these children who were in excess of the vacant places should be received.