Religious Instruction

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1942.

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

My Department has no records which would enable me to answer the first part of the Question. As regards the second part, the provisions of Section 13 of the Education Act, 1936, for the withdrawal of children from public elementary schools for religious instruction of a kind not given in the school have been considered in recent discussions in common with the other statutory provisions relating to religious instruction.