§ 65. Mr. SHINWELL
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whither the scheme prepared by the education authority of West Lothian for the reorganisation of education in Linlithgow has been considered by him; and whether he can state the attitude of the Scottish Office in the matter?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Major Elliot)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The. Education Department have consented to receive a deputation from objectors to the scheme and, after the representations of this deputation have been considered, a decision will be given.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Is it not the case that the education authority merely proposes to exercise its statutory rights in the matter?
§ Major ELLIOT
Yes, Sir, but I am sure the hon. Member will realise that among the statutory rights are the right 2169 to lay representations against the scheme and the right of the Department, to consider such representations.