§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ EARL DE LA WARR
My Lords, I think that this is an entirely non-controversial Bill. It relates to the law of school attendance in Scotland. Under the Act of 1883, children who lived more than three miles away from their schools were in certain circumstances exempted from having to attend. Now, since so many education authorities are making provision for carrying children who live over three miles from their schools, it is proposed to make an exception for those children who are to be carried, and in future children who live over three miles from their school and who can be conveyed to their schools by the local education authorities will have to attend school. As I have said, this is an entirely non-controversial Bill, and it passed through another place without discussion. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Earl De La Warr.)
THE PAYMASTER-GENERAL (THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND)
My Lords, I just want to say on behalf of the Scottish Office and the Government that they are fully in favour of this Bill and support it in every way possible.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.