§ 80. Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has consulted the education authorities in Scotland as to the effect the raising of school age will have on accommodation; and has he taken into account any views held by them as to the means test with regard to the maintenance allowance and to its amount?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, I will take into consideration all relevant representations before these matters are decided.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a figure was given for England in this respect? Can he not give us a figure for Scotland?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is the Secretary of State aware that the Glasgow Education Authority last week stated that they had never been consulted on the means test or accommodation?
Are we to understand that in Scotland they have the power to override a decision of the Cabinet, and that a decision of the Cabinet only applies to England?