§ MR. FRANCIS PARKER (Oxfordshire, Henley)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if his attention has been called to complaints as to the educational status of the school at Ipsden, in Oxfordshire, and to the fact that the School Attendance Committee will neither answer letters or investigate the complaints; and what steps he will be prepared to take in the matter?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir W. HART DYKE, Kent, Dartford)
The Department are engaged in the investigation of the circumstances to which my hon. Friend calls attention, and are prepared to take any steps that may be necessary to provide an efficient school for the children at Ipsden. The inaction of the School Attendance Committee, to which it is usual in the first instance to refer complaints, requires an explanation, for which the Department are now pressing a second time.