HC Deb 01 December 1908 vol 197 c1266

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that evening classes have for years been carried on by the Young Men's Christian Association at Glasgow, that these classes have met a felt want of the community there, and that they have earned in grants from £250 to £300 per annum; if so, will he say how this institution is to be dealt with under the Education (Scotland) Bill; and, if no provision has yet been made for it and similar institutions, will he see that such is introduced in another place.


I am aware that the classes in question have been carried on as stated, and that they have been in receipt of considerable grants from the Department. Nothing in the Bill deprives the managers of the power or the opportunity to earn these grants in the future as in the past, and there is no occasion for making any special provision regarding this and similar institutions in the Bill.