35. Major HOPE
asked the Secretary for Scotland what are the maximum Grants payable during the current year for blind children in residential institutions under the Scottish Education Code Grant, and from the Education (Scotland) Fund?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The Grants payable under the Scottish Code in respect of blind children are at the rate of £3 3s. per head for ordinary instruction, and a further £2 2s. where manual instruction is given. There is also the Fee Grant of 12s. per head, and any addition to that Grant which may be made in terms of Section 17 (11) of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908. There is, at present, no special Grant for residential institutions, but the question of providing such a Grant is under consideration.