HC Deb 06 June 1904 vol 135 cc782-3

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in connection with the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill providing a joint School Board area for Leith and Edinburgh, he would give favourable consideration to the principle of a uniform bursary system over the united area, which would include the Merchant Company and Heriot Schools.

(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) do not think it expedient to discuss by way of Question and Answer the details of a Bill which will shortly be discussed in Committee; but, while am unable to understand the exact purport of the hon. Member's Question, am not prepared to admit that any alteration of the area of beneficiaries under existing endowments comes within the scope of the Bill.