HC Deb 14 April 1887 vol 313 c871
MR. HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, If he will consider if the educational subjects to the study of which State encouragement is given, under the Science and Art Department, may be usefully extended so as to include commercial correspondence, shorthand, book-keeping, the routine of business, and the principal foreign languages?


The Fourth Schedule of the Code already makes provision for teaching some of the subjects referred to, to individual scholars; but while I fully recognize. the importance of commercial education, and am most desirous to assist its development, the proposal to graft it upon the curriculum of the Science and Art Department opens a very large question, upon which I am not prepared, or, indeed, in a position, to make any definite statement at the present moment.