§ Mr. LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has receievd any representations from the Ross and Cromarty Education Authority regarding road facilities for the children who attend Crulivig School, Uig, in the Western Isles; and, in view of the hardship experienced by the children attending this school and the fact that parents have expressed their concern for the safety of their children in the winter months, what action he proposes to take in the matter?
The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. I have already informed the hon. Member in the course of correspondence that from the reports which I have received it does not appear that the children experience hardship or danger in attending the public school at Crulivig, and this is confirmed by the further information which I have since received. I can hold out no prospect that a grant can be made by the Board of Agriculture towards the cost of constructing a road or footpath.