Private Schools.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 2nd June 1932.

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Photo of Colonel Harry Nathan Colonel Harry Nathan , Bethnal Green North East

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asked the President of the Board of Education what action His Majesty's Government proposes to take on the recent report of the Departmental Committee on Private Schools?

Photo of Mr Donald Maclean Mr Donald Maclean , Cornwall Northern

I am not yet in a position to add anything to the answer which I gave on 12th May last to my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Captain North) when I said that the report was receiving my careful consideration, but there could be no question of proceeding during the current Session with the legislation which would be requred to give effect to its main recommendations.

Photo of Sir Annesley Somerville Sir Annesley Somerville , Windsor

Is it not the case that extensive legislation will not be necessary in view of the fact that the report is generally favourable to the private school system?

Photo of Mr Donald Maclean Mr Donald Maclean , Cornwall Northern

Some legislation will be necessary, and I am sorry to say the current Session affords no opportunity for that.