HC Deb 07 February 1938 vol 331 c682W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the failure of the Glasgow Corporation Education Committee to provide a school in the Tollcross area for Roman Catholic children, and that, in consequence, these children from a widely scattered and growing district require to attend a school in Lanarkshire county area, which has different holidays and many different arrangements and is some distance for many children to travel; and will he take steps to see that the Glasgow Education Committee provide the necessary school accommodation?

Mr. Elliot

I understand that the Glasgow Education Authority have considered the question of providing a school for Roman Catholic pupils in the Tollcross district and that they have acquired a site for the purpose; but they are faced with a very large programme of building to meet the raising of the school age, the developments in new housing areas and the replacement of unsatisfactory buildings. It is primarily for them to determine the relative urgency of each individual scheme. I understand that all the children concerned live within approximately a mile of the Lanark school which they attend.