§ Mr. WEIR
asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that school children attending the Bragar public school, Island of Lewis, have recently been required by the headmaster to carry peats to school; and, seeing that this action on the part of the headmaster is in contravention of an order issued by the Scottish Office some years ago, will care be taken to prevent 416W I the order being disregarded either at Bragar or other schools in the island?
§ Mr. URE
In reply to inquiries the Department are informed by the School Board of Barvas that it is still the custom for children attending the Bragar schpol, as well as the other schools in the parish, to carry peats to school. The bringing of peats, however, is voluntary on the part of children and their parents, and is not due to any action on the part of the headmaster. In the circumstances the Department do not feel called upon to interfere in the matter.