§ 53. Mr. MAXTON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that out of 17 secondary schools in Glasgow only four are non-fee paying; that the Glasgow Education. Authority are proposing to impose fees in Shawlands Academy, which has been for many years a non-fee-paying school; and if he will regard three non-fee-paying secondary schools in Glasgow as satisfying the conditions of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOT-LAND (Sir John Gilmour)
The Department have addressed a communication to the Glasgow Education Authority regarding a proposal to charge fees at Shaw-lands Academy, and now await the Authority's reply. Until that has been received and considered, it is not possible for me to express any opinion on the questions involved.