HC Deb 16 July 1912 vol 41 cc211-2
79. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that expense and delay are caused by the custom of the Scotch Education Department in the revision of the papers of the leaving certificate and other examinations of having the candidates' papers sent from Scotland to London and thence to the various examiners instead of having all such work done in Scotland; and, if so, what is the reason for this, and could he see his way to alter this practice?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

The additional expense, if any, is of a most trifling character and I am not aware that any delay is caused by the present practice in use for the leaving certificate and other examinations conducted by the Department. Practical experience shows that the method in use is the most convenient method of collecting and distributing papers to examiners.