§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland, whether, in view of recent fires in schools, the Education Department is enjoining on school boards the necessity of precautions against fire; and whether they have considered the advisability of fire drill for the children.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. SCOTT DICKSON,) Glasgow, Bridgton
The Department is convinced that school boards generally are fully alive to the necessity of precautions against fire. It is one of the points most carefully considered in connection with the approval of school plans. Whether fire drill is possible is a question which school managers must decide; but no school would be considered to be efficiently organised in which the orderly and expeditious clearing of classrooms upon a given signal was not regularly practised.