HC Deb 25 July 1923 vol 167 c488W

asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he is aware that Scottish education authorities are strongly opposed to the draft minute which has just been issued by the Scottish Education Department providing for the payment from the Education (Scotland) Fund of grants in aid of the training of health visitors in Scotland; and whether, seeing this fund exists for purposes which are wholly educational and that there is no comparison between English and Scottish conditions in this matter, he will, in order to prevent the Education Fund being raided for this purpose, order the withdrawal of the minute?


Only four authorities have taken any exception to this minute. I am not aware of any distinction between the education of health visitors and the education of women for other occupations. The essential point is that the Scottish Education Department are in receipt of the equivalent spent in England for the same purpose, and they cannot, therefore, refuse to accept the corresponding obligation.