HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 cc1180-1
40. Mr. M. MacMILLAN

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that parents of children in Lionel, Habost, Cross, Skikersta, Adabrook, Foradale and Port of Ness, in the Island of Lewis, are protesting against the site chosen for their new school and are unwilling to send their children to the proposed school, in view of the fact that the unfinished building has already collapsed; and whether he will take steps to make the authorities concerned take thought for the safety of the children and teachers and select a more suitable site?


A protest was received in January, 1934. On inquiry the Department were informed by the education authority that the site was centrally situated near the present school, and was the only readily drained site with a suitable supply of water. A recent gale partially demolished the unfinished structure. The education authority are investigating all the circumstances, and the Department's architect is in consultation with them as to the site and rebuilding.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that it is far more important to have good school houses even than better roads?