Policy

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the President of the Board of Education, whether he is now in a position to state when he will bring new education proposals before the House; and what progress has been made respecting consideration of the problems of dual control and the imparting of religious instruction in elementary and secondary schools.

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Not yet, Sir." The matters referred to in the second part are under active discussion with representatives of the various interests concerned.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

When is some statement likely to be made on the matter?

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

I would advise my hon. Friend to put a question in a few weeks' time.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon South

May we have an assurance that the hon. Gentleman will not imitate unduly the Hitler movement?