§ MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether a Board of Education for Scotland, distinct from the Scotch Education Department, still exists; if not, whether the powers and duties of the said Board have devolved on the said Department; whether, if such devolution has taken place, the office and general place of 378 business of the said Department are in Edinburgh or in London; and if the office and general place of business of the said Department are in London, whether, in view of Sub-Clause 2 (read with the concluding words of Sub-Clause 6) of Clause 3 of the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872, he will say what step he proposes to take.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
The Board of Education established for certain temporary purposes by Section 3 of the Act of 1872 has ceased to exist and its powers and duties have devolved upon the Department. The Department which is a department of the Privy Council, has offices both in London and Edinburgh. Sub-section 2 of Section 3 of the Act of 1872 to which the hon. Member refers has been repealed by the Statute Law Revision Act of 1883.