Religious Instruction (Teachers' Certificate).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 12th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ivor Thomas Mr Ivor Thomas , Keighley

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in order to ensure a supply of teachers willing and competent to give religious instruction, he will make religious knowledge an optional subject and not merely an additional option in the course of training for the teachers' certificate?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Representations have already been made to me on this subject, and I am consulting the various interests concerned. I am not yet in a position to announce a decision.