JurisdictionMidlothian County Council
Person NameMidlothian County Council; Education Committee; 1930-1975
ActivityThe Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c. 48) established education authorities in every county to administer education on a county wide basis. The functions of the education authority were transferred to county councils and to the four counties of cities (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) under the terms of the Local Authority (Scotland) Act, 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c 25). County councils were obliged to appoint education committees under that Act, to which all matters relating to education had to be referred for opinions. School management committees were set up by the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c 48). They represented individual parishes or groups of parishes and were composed of representatives of teachers, parents, and the education authority. School management committees were replaced with education sub-committees or local education sub-committees by the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. V, c. 43). The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973 (c. 65) transferred the duties of county councils for education to regional councils in 1975.
Corporate NameEducation Committee
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