§ 13. Mr. JAMES HOGGE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has now considered the petition of certain ratepayers in the parish of Stonehouse, anent the appointment of a headmaster to Town-head Street public school, Stonehouse; and what action, if any, he proposes to take in the matter?
The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)
I have considered the petition and have also been in communication with the school board on the subject. As a result I see no reason to depart from the view which I expressed in answer to a previous question on the subject, namely, that the appointment and promotion of teachers is one for the discretion of the school board, who in this matter are responsible to their constituents, and I do not feel called upon to express any opinion as to the merits of the question.
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
I really think that it is a matter for the school board. I do not think that it is a matter in which I am called on to interfere. Of course, the school board deny the allegation.