§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether there are any local education authority areas in Scotland in which religious instruction is not given in provided elementary schools; and, if so, how many?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
If the hon. Member refers to Section 66 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, he will find that the Department's opportunities for obtaining information as to religious instruction are strictly limited by Statute. So far as I am aware, however, all the education authorities in Scotland have seen fit to exercise the discretion vested in them by the Preamble to that Act and confirmed by Section 7 of the Act of 1918