Sir James Barrie's Address.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 26th June 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel , Eye

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether he would approve the publication and distribution in all publicly provided schools throughout the country of the recent address of Sir James Barrie at St. Andrew's University on courage?

Photo of Mr Herbert Fisher Mr Herbert Fisher , Combined English Universities

While I share the hon. Member's admiration for Sir James Barrie's address, I do not think it desirable to establish a precedent for the publication and distribution by the Board of Education of addresses, however admirable, delivered by eminent persons. I am afraid that such a precedent might lead to considerable embarrassment.