§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether the Scotch Education Department will consider the expediency of directing His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools to hold annually in every State-aided school an individual examination of all children on the school register of twelve years of age, with reference to their fitness to enter upon the supplementary course of instruction.
THE LORD-ADVOCATE (Mr. SCOTT DICKSON,) Glasgow, Bridgton
The Scotch Education Department has no reason to be dissatisfied with the working of the present method of selecting pupils for enrolment in supplementary courses, and does not, as at present advised, 953 propose to institute such an examination as that suggested by the hon. Member.