§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will request the inspector of schools for the Island of Lewis to furnish him with a list of schools in the island where there are no arrangements for children's cloaks, when wet, to be hung up, and no shelters to protect the children in wet weather during play hours.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR, Forfarhire)
The inspector for the district reports that all the school lobbies in Lewis have pegs for hats and clothes and that any temporary deficiency of these is made good when discovered. As regards playground shelters, opinion as to their usefulness is divided. Where they do not exist, the children are allowed to make use of the school rooms in play hours during the bad weather, an arrangement approved of by the parents as being more conducive to the comfort than taking shelter under a comfortless open shed.