HC Deb 06 March 1928 vol 214 c981W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his Department have considered the desirability or otherwise of education authorities establishing nursery schools in their areas; and, if such decision is favourable, what steps they are taking to have more schools of this description started?


The reports received from the Department's officers show that they have consistently done what was in their power to guide and encourage nursery schools. Under Section 8 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918, however, the initiative in establishing such schools rests with the education authorities, who are in a position to decide, in the light of their local knowledge, whether action on their part is required.