§ MR. BROADHURST (Nottingham)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether any, and what, School Boards have been consulted as to the provisions of the Technical Instruction 1766 Bill; and, if not, whether he will postpone further consideration of the Bill till their opinion on it has been obtained?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
My answer to the hon. Member is that no School Boards or voluntary schools have been actually consulted with reference to the Technical Instruction Bill, but their representatives in this House and in the Press have carefully considered the subject. One of the oldest representatives of the School Board system, the hon. Member for the Edgbaston Division of Birmingham, has pronounced in favour of the Bill with the Amendment proposed by the hon. Member for Gorton. I am, therefore, not prepared to accede to the request now made to me by the hon. Member.