§ 66. Mr. A. SHAW
asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether the views of school management committees in secondary-school areas in Scotland have been ascertained with reference to the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill curtailing the scope of these committees; and whether any steps have been taken to ascertain the views of teachers on the subject?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND (Mr. F. C. Thomson)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The provision referred to, though accepted conditionally by the Government, did not originate with them, and I am unable to say how far those responsible had consulted school management committees and teachers.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that certain Clauses of the Bill in question are the subject of very diverse opinions in Scotland, and could not be allowed to become law without full discussion?
§ The SOLICITOR - GENERAL for SCOTLAND
My Noble Friend stated in 1876 another place that if serious opposition manifested itself in this House, the question of the Clause would have to be reconsidered.