Mr. C. WASON
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he has received petitions from large numbers of school boards in Orkney, namely, Orphir, Kirkwall Landward, St. Ola, Shepirsay, Stronsay, Eday, Ronsay, Egalshay, South Ronaldshay and Bursay, Holm, Sardwick, Cross Burress, North Ronaldshay, Lady Sarday Wells, Flotta Westray and Ocha Westray, Evie and Rerdall Birsay, and Harray, and also from the county council of Orkney against; the application of the Education Bill to Orkney; and if he will give his most favourable consideration to the same?
§ Mr. MUNRO
I have received and considered the petitions referred to in the question. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the terms of the Education (Scotland) Bill, which I hope to introduce on an early date.