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or company respecting insurances, and referred
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books, papers, or writings of any parish.

VI.

ORDER In COUNCIL Appointing The Committee Of Council On Education In Scotland.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 9th day of
August 1872—Present, The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in
Council.

Her Majesty in Council was this day pleased to appoint the LordPresident of the Council, the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, the First Lord of the Treasury, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Most Noble the Duke of Argyll, the Eight Honourable Henry Austin Bruce, and the Right Honourable George Young (Lord Advocate), to be a Committee of Council on Education in Scotland.

ARTHUR HELPS.

VII.

APPOINTMENT Of BOARD Of EDUCATION.

Whitehall, Oct. 10, 1872,

The Queen has been pleased to appoint Sir John Don Wauchope, Bart Sir William Stirling Maxwell, Bart., John Ramsay, Esq. of Kildalton; Sir Alexander Grant, Bart., and John Tulloch, D.D., to be members of the Board of Education for Scotland, for carrying into effect the purposes of an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled "An Act to amend and extend the Provisions of the Law of Scotland on the subject of Education."

VIII.

SCOTCH CODE (1873).

The Scotch Code is divided into three Chapters, containing 115 Articles and five Schedules.

Chapter I. consists of 16 Articles, and contains a Preliminary Chapter, setting forth particulars as to the object of the grant of public money, and the general conditions and machinery by which the distribution thereof is regulated. This chapter contains also the conditions on which Building Grants are made.

Chapter II., dealing with Annual Grants, consists of 96 Articles (17-US), and is divided into three parts.

Part 1 treats of Schools for Children, and sets forth the rates
and conditions according to which annual grants are made to
such schools.
Part 2 treats of Training Colleges for Teachers.
Part 3 contains special provisions regarding Evening Scholars.

Chapter III. consists of 3 Articles (113-115), and contains provisions for the Revision of the Code.

Schedules.

The First Schedule narrates the regulations as to the qualifications and certificates of Pupil-Teachers at admission and during their engagement. It comes into force on September 1, 1874. All examinations before that date will be held according to the Regulations now in force.

The Second Schedule gives a form of Memorandum of Agreement between a School-Board, a Pupil-Teacher, and his or her surety.

The Third Schedule gives a form of new Agreement on change of Managers, for the use of schools not under the management of a School-Board.

The Fourth Schedule contains a table of specific subjects for secular instruction, according to which scholars are examined in order to obtain grants for passes in the higher subjects of instruction under Article 21.

The Fifth Schedule contains Supplementary Rules to facilitate inspection.

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MINUTE Of The LORDS Of The COMMITTEE Op The PRIVY COUNCIL On EDUCATION Establishing A CODE Of REGULATIONS For SCOTLAND (1873).

At ilie Council Chamber, Whiteliall, the 22d day of May 1873.

By The Lords Of The Committee Of The Privy Council On Education In Scotland.

Their Lordships having read the various sections of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, which affect the administration of ParliamentaryGrants for Public Education, and a Minute of the Board of Education for Scotland, dated 18th April 1873, submitting the conditions according to which, in the opinion of the Board, Public Grants may be most advantageously distributed in that country,—

Resolved,

To substitute for the Regulations under which the Parliamentary Grant is now distributed in Scotland the Code annexed to this Minute, and hereby approved, and to adopt the following course in introducing it, namely,—

1. The Scotch Code shall regulate all Annual Grants to be made on

applications received after the 1st July 1873.

2. Annual Grants falling due on, or before, the 31st August 1873,

will be paid according to the Regulations hitherto in force in Scotland.

3. Annual Grants falling due at the end of each school year (Article

13) in the twelve months ending 31st August 1874, will be paid, at the option of the managers, either according to the Scotch Code, or according to the regulations now in force.

4. If the managers of a school elect to receive grants according to

the Scotch Code they must undertake to pay in full, for the school years ending on or before 31st August 1874, the Stipends, Gratuities, and Augmentation Grants which would otherwise have been severally payable out of the Parliamentary Grant to the teachers and pupil-teachers employed in their schools.

5. The deduction prescribed by Article 32 (c) of the Scotch Code

will not be enforced during the year ending the 31st of August 1874, if the number of Candidates admitted at the Inspector's visit, in the course of that year, be sufficient to complete the staff of pupil-teachers required by that Article for the ensuing year.

6. In the case of a Public School held by a teacher to whom a

Certificate is granted (before the 31st December 1874) under Article 66, an Annual Grant will be paid, on the terms of the Scotch Code, for that part of the year (Article 13) at the close of which the Certificate is granted, during which such teacher has been in charge of the school.

7. Subject to the above conditions, to cancel all the Minutes and Kegulations now in force.

CODE (1873) OF THE SCOTCH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Peeliminaey Chapter.

1. A sum of money is annually granted by Parliament " For public "Education in Scotland."

2. This grant is administered by the Scotch Education Department,* hereinafter called the Department.

3. The object of the grant is to aid local exertion, under certain conditions, to maintain—

(a.) Schools for children (Article 6); and
(6.) Training colleges for teachers (Article 83).

4. Aid to maintain schools is given by annual grants conditional upon the attendance and proficiency of the scholars, the qualifications of the teachers, and the state of the schools.

5. These grants are made,—

a. "To any school board for and in respect of the public schools

under their management."

b. "To the managers of any school which is, in the opinion of the

Department, efficiently contributing to the secular education of the parish or burgh in which it is situated." (Education Act (Scotland), 1872, sec. 67 (2.).)

6. In every school, or department of a school, in respect of which grants are made, the following regulations must be strictly observed :—

a. "The school shall be open to children of all denominations, and

any child may be withdrawn by his parents from any instruction in religious subjects and from any religious observance in any such school; and no child shall in any such school be placed at any disadvantage with respect to the secular instruction given therein by reason of the denomination to which such child or his parents belong, or by reason of his being withdrawn from any instruction in religious subjects."

b. "The time or times during which any religious observance is

practised or instruction in religious subjects is given at any meeting of the school for elementary instruction shall be either at the beginning or at the end, or at the beginning and at the end of such meeting, and shall be specified in a table approved of by the Scotch Education Department." (Education Act, sec. 68.) This time table is to be submitted to the inspector for approval, on behalf of the Department, at the time of his annual visit (Article 11).

c. The education given must consist chiefly of elementary instruction

(Article 28).

d. The ordinary payments in respect of the instruction, from each

child, must not exceed ninepence a week.

* "The term 'Scotch Education Department' shall mean The Lords of any "Committee of the Privy Council appointed by Her Majesty on Education in "Scotland" (Education, Scotland, Act, 1872, s. 1).

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