Mr. LEICESTER HARMSWORTH
asked the Lord Advocate whether the Scotch Education Department lately issued any special instructions to His Majesty's inspectors of schools or to school boards to the effect that schools in rural districts should not be granted for political meetings, concerts, or social functions, even if the committees organising such give school boards adequate payment to secure the special cleaning of the floors, etc., after such meetings, and if they assume responsibility for the care of the school furnishings?
§ Mr. URE
In a circular addressed to school boards, a copy of which will be supplied to the hon. Member, managers of schools were warned as to the need for exercising greater caution in future in allowing school premises to be used for purpose of entertainments, more particularly when other suitable buildings were obtainable. No mention is made of political meetings, nor does the warning given given amount to prohibition.