asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the work of the Royal Commission on Educational Endowments (Scotland) is likely to be completed; whether any interim reports are to be presented; and, if so, when such reports may be expected and with what endowments they will deal?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
I regret that it is not possible to state when the work of the Commission is likely to be completed. The Commission is an executive body, with power to prepare draft schemes for the future government and management of educational endowment in Scotland. I understand that so far it has obtained particulars regarding 1,397 endowments which fall within its jurisdiction, and that it has published 22 draft schemes dealing with 128 endowments in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Border counties. Each year the Commissioners report to the Scottish Education Department regarding their proceedings during the preceding year, and their report is subsequently laid before both Houses of Parliament. The first report was made on 10th May, 1930.