§ MR. BLACK (Banffshire)
To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government has received a representation from the Convention of Royal Burghs in Scotland, dated 19th July, 1905, complaining of breaches of the Treaty of Union between England and Scotland committed in the teaching of history in State-aided schools; and whether he will take steps to see that, as a condition of their receiving national funds, all such schools in England, Scotland, and Ireland shall not in their teaching contravene the treaty obligations of the component parts of the United Kingdom.
(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) The Secretary for Scotland has received a representation from the Convention of Royal Burghs complaining of certain inaccuracies in text books used in elementary schools. The matter is now engaging the attention of the Secretary for Scotland.