§ DR. CAMERON (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether any change has been made in the fees charged in fee-charging public schools in Glasgow since the Auditor General in December last scheduled four of them, on their own statement of facts, as disqualified, through the amount of fees charged, from participation in the Education Grant; whether any investigation of facts, as repeatedly suggested by the Auditor General, has been made by the Department into the accounts of any of the other fee-charging public schools in Glasgow; and whether the Scotch Education Department contests the opinion expressed by the Auditor General that the ordinary and additional grants to State-aided schools are so far homogeneous that, when a school is ineligible for the ordinary grant, it cannot participate in the additional grant?
§ *MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
I am not aware that any change has been made in the fees of the schools referred to; but the whole of the hon. Member's question arises out of points on which the 917 Scotch Education Department and the Comptroller and Auditor General are not in agreement. These points have consequently been brought before the Public Accounts Committee, who will shortly, I understand, have them under consideration. In these circumstances, I am not in a position to discuss the points.