HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c734
MR. LAMONT (Buteshire)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, seeing that the Scottish Local Government Board is already located in Edinburgh, and that he has introduced legislation to set up in the same city a Scottish Department of Agriculture, though expressing a conviction that the Scottish Education Department should not likewise be transferred thither until the Scottish Parliament has been re-established, he will consider the propriety of preparing a Scottish Home Rule Bill with a view to its introduction next session.


I am not at present able to make any announcement as to legislation next session for Scotland.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say, if he is not able to answer the larger question, whether he will consider the advisability of transferring the Board of Education to Edinburgh, seeing the strong feeling there is in favour of it among the Scottish Members?


There will be ample opportunity to consider this point. The point has already been suggested to the Government and considered by them, but they have not made any proposal on the subject.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is an Amendment to the Education Bill on the Paper dealing with this question, and will he give his special consideration to it?