§ SIR BERNHARD SAMUELSON
asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether he has considered and is prepared to act on the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction in reference to Elementary Education, and more especially the recommendation that linear drawing should be one of the subjects required to be taught in Elementary Schools, as being essential to the education of artizans?
§ MR. BROADHURST
asked the vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether he will endeavour to make provision in the New Code for more efficient instruction in drawing and modelling?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
Sir, the whole of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction have been for some time past under our consideration; but we feel that it is important that those which apply to elementary schools should be first dealt with, in order that the scholars may be able, when they leave school, to avail themselves of the facilities for technical instruction offered by the Science and Art Department, the City Guilds, and other public Bodies. The recommendations as to drawing in elementary schools are now receiving special attention, and I hope very soon to be able to lay our proposals before the House. With respect to modelling in elementary schools, we are not prepared to go on with it at present, as we are watching an interesting experiment which is now going on at Burslem, on the success of which our decision will somewhat depend.