HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 cc454-5
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that out of 670 persons on the valuation roll for the parish of Uig, Island of Lewis, no less than 546 have no vote for school hoard elections, by reason of their rentals being less than £4; and will he take such steps as may he necessary to extend the school board franchise to all persons entitled to vote at Parliamentary and county council elections.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) Pending the issue of the Return inferred to in my Answer to his Question of March 26th, I can express no opinion as to the correctness of the figures quoted by the hon. Member. The question of the school board franchise is one to be dealt with in a general Education Bill for Scotland.