§ 30. Sir HENRY CRAIK
asked why there is no provision in the Continuation Class Code for Scotland to enforce the enactment of the Education (Scotland) Act of 1908, that it shall be the duty of the school board to make provision for the instruction of the pupils in continuation schools in the laws of health and to afford opportunity for suitable physical training?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The Department consider that the provisions of the Code relating to the approval of timetables and syllabuses of work are sufficient for the purpose indicated in the question, and it has been their practice to ask managers to add the subjects mentioned to their programme if they were not already included in it. But under Section 10(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, the Department's power of enforcing the requirements as to these subjects is limited to cases in which a petition is received from not less than ten ratepayers.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
Is it not a fact that the petition from the ratepayers relates only to the establishment of a continuation class, and has nothing whatever to do with the curriculum which is followed in that class, which is prescribed by the Act of Parliament?