HC Deb 09 December 1919 vol 122 cc1134-5

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he has received a communication from the town council of St. Andrews demanding that the various districts of the county of Fife should be separated for educational rating, so that each district should bear only educational burdens properly applicable to that district; and if he proposes to take any steps to bring this about?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As to the second part, in view of the fact that the whole question of rating was carefully considered and settled when the Education (Scotland) Bill was before Parliament, and as the system adopted has not yet had a proper trial, I do not propose to take any steps at present in the direction indicated by my hon. and gallant Friend.