HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 c186
14. Mr. WATT

asked how many in spectorships of industrial schools there are in Scotland; how many Englishmen have been appointed to these posts in the last ten years; how many holding the offices at the present time have received their training in England; and whether it is intended to continue the policy of appointing men trained in ether countries to such inspectorships?


The earlier portions of my hon. Friend's question are founded upon a misapprehension. There are no separate Scottish inspectorships of industrial schools, but one inspectorate for Great Britain under a chief inspector, who reports to the Secretary for Scotland on all matters relating to reformatory and industrial schools in Scotland. A Departmental Committee on Reformatory and Industrial Schools is now sitting, and the inspection of these schools is one of the subjects upon which the Committee has been asked to report.


Why is it that there is not a separate inspectorate for Scotland?


I do not know that it has been so. For a long time the Committee has been considering whether it is desirable to make a change.