§ MR. SHAW-STEWART (Renfrewshire, E.)
To ask the Lord Advocate what steps are being taken to carry out the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Physical Training (Scotland) regarding the appointment of a skilled Committee to prepare a model course containing exercises adapted to the requirements of the differently situated schools, and the different ages, sexes, and conditions of health of the children in Scotland.
18 (Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The special recommendation of the Royal Commission to which the hon. Member refers has received the attention of the Scottish Education Department, and steps are now being taken, along with the Board of Education, to nominate a Joint Committee for the purpose indicated. It is hoped that the Committee will begin work shortly.
§ MR. SHAW-STEWART
To ask the Lord Advocate whether he can state what steps are being taken to obtain the assistance of medical officers to carry out the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Physical Training (Scotland) for establishing a system of medical inspection of the children in all schools; and whether, in aid of the remuneration of their services, provision will be made out of the Parliamentary Vote; also, if any arrangements are being made for the appointment, to serve under the Education Department, of sub-inspectors, male and female, for the purpose of assisting in sanitary matters the existing staffs of schools.
(Answered by Mr. A. Graham Murray.) The Scotch Education Department is now in communication with representatives of those interested, in order to obtain their views as to the recommendation referred to and the means by which it can be carried out. When their Lordships are in possession of these views they will consider what, if any, proposals may be submitted to the Treasury as to the financial arrangements.