HC Deb 20 June 1933 vol 279 cc637-8

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the children of school age resident on Udale Farm, who were attending Newhall School until the school was closed for the summer (holidays in 1932, were refused admission to Newhall School when the school was opened after the holidays, and were informed that they would have to attend Peddieston School instead; that all the parents on the farm refused to send their children to Peddieston School, on the ground that there was no road to the school; that after the month of November four boys were admitted to Newhall School, while six girls and three boys were refused admission to Newhall School and have not attended any other school during the whole of the school year, and that no steps have been taken by the local authority to enforce attendance; and whether he proposes to take any steps to secure that the education authority for the county of Ross and Cromarty carries out its duty to secure the attendance of children at school?


The facts are substantially as stated, but I am informed that it is not the case that there is no road from Udale Farm to Peddieston School. With regard to the last part of the question, I am informed that all the children at Udale Farm are now attending school, and there is, therefore, no occasion for the action suggested.