§ MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
; I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Scottish Education Department intends to take any definite steps to remedy the neglect in Scottish schools of Scottish history complained of by the Convention of Royal Burghs, and admitted in the recent Report on Secondary Education.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR, Forfarshire)
The responsibility for what history shall be taught in their own schools and what text-books shall be used rests in the first place upon school boards and school managers. But the Department has under consideration the advisability of issuing for the guidance of managers and teachers suggestions for the teaching of several school subjects, including history. The suggestions for the teaching of history will deal with the point mentioned by the hon. Member.
§ MR. GULLAND
Will the right hon. Gentleman recommend Sir Walter Scott's Tales of a Grandfather as a text-book?