Oral Answers to Questions — Education (Government Policy)

– in the House of Commons on 22nd 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 has made progress respecting his prospective education proposals; and when he will be in a position to introduce these to the House?

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

Progress is certainly being made. I am not yet in a position to add anything to previous answers relating to the last part of the Question, which does not lie wholly within my discretion.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

In view of the very long delay in considering this matter, could the right hon. Gentleman say when we are likely to receive an interim or full report?

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

Considering the magnitude of the issues involved, I would not accept the statement that delay has been unduly long. I am as keen as the hon. Member to make progress and to report to the House.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

While fully appreciating the fact that the right hon. Gentleman should be as keen as I am, is he not aware that numerous educational bodies have been anxiously awaiting this report for some time?