§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Lord Advocate what steps, if any, he proposes to take to carry into effect the undertaking of the Secretary for Scotland that the amount of the residue grant for voluntary schools would be 6s.?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
The amount distributed to voluntary schools in Scotland under the provisions of Section 17 (11) of the Act of 1908 for the year ending 15th May, 1910, was £27,229 Is. 11d., being a sum of 5s. 9d. per head of the average attendance in these schools. This is a sufficiently close approximation to the sum of 6s. mentioned to justify the hope that by the exercise of greater economy by the secondary education committees as regards various first charges on the district funds and by the probable increase in the total amount of the Education (Scotland) Fund for the present year the sum named may be reached.
§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
Is it a fact that the 5s. 9d. in question comes entirely from the residue of the Act of 1908?