§ 34. Colonel Sir A. SPROT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether a new 987 school is to be erected at Cowdenbeath, in West Fife, at an estimated cost of £40,000; and will some part of the cost of this fall upon the rural parishes in East Fife which will receive no benefit therefrom and whore no new schools are required?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The new school which the Fife Education Authority propose to erect at Cowdenbeath is at present estimated to cost about £44,860. As regards the second part of the question, the Education Authority have applied for the Department's consent to a loan to meet the cost of the new school. The annual charges for interest on the loan and for repayment of principal will fall to be paid from the Education Fund of the Authority, the annual deficiency in the Fund being allocated and apportioned among the whole of the parishes comprised in the Education area in terms of Section 13 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918.