§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, in view of the recommendations of the Crofters' Commission in their Report on the social condition of the people of Lewis, in favour of establishing and fostering technical instruction for the teaching of trades and handicrafts and the elements of scientific avocations, will the Secretary for Scotland consider the expediency of communicating with the Treasury and Board of Education on the subject, with a view to funds being provided for these purposes in the Estimates for the ensuing year.
*MR. A. GRAHAM MURRAY
The hon. Member is probably aware that the operations of the Board of Education, which is an English Board, do not extend to the Lews. The Scotch Education Department, in arranging the estimates for the next financial year with the Treasury, will endeavour to see that an adequate amount is provided to enable the Department to meet the various grants claimable under its rules.