§ Mr. STURROCK
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of representations made to him respecting the non-payment of Scottish education Grants to school boards prior to the date of the ending of the functions of the old boards and the assumption of their work by the new education authorities, he can make any statement in answer to the claim that the school boards have not been paid their reasonable dues?
§ Mr. MUNRO
My hon. Friend's question relates to a matter involving important points both of policy and of law. In view of the representations which he mentions, these points are being examined afresh. I am also in communication with the Association of Education Authorities, with whose views it is essential that I should be fully acquainted before any final decision is reached. I can assure my hon. Friend that there will be no undue delay in coming to and announcing a conclusion.