HC Deb 12 November 1969 vol 791 c90W
68. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that children in Gravir, Isle of Lewis, have been without education for several weeks because of their parents' objection to the arrangements by Ross and Cromarty education authority for transport and education elsewhere; whether alternative arrangements, suggested by the Gravir parents, including the use of Kershader school, or the temporary use of Gravir school, have yet been implemented; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

The Education Authority proposes to build a new school at Gravir to replace five primary schools, including Gravir and Lemreway arid as an interim measure have combined the latter two schools at Lemreway. In the absence of any objections, I approved in August the Authority's proposal to close Gravir. The difficulties to which my hon. Friend refers had not previously been officially reported to me but the matter is primarily one for the Education Authority.