HC Deb 28 July 1893 vol 15 c752
SIR J. LENG (Dundee)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether his attention has been called to the examinations under the Science and Art Department with regard to steam and the steam engine dealing rather with what has become of the ancient history of these subjects than their present-day application in recent inventions and appliances; and whether the Department will revise these and other scientific examinations in order to bring them up to date?


I will have this matter inquired into; but I think if the hon. Member will refer to the questions given in the examination this year, he will find that there is no justification for the criticism contained in his question; and I am informed on good authority that it is an admirable paper. Of course, the subject must be treated broadly and generally in the Department's examinations, and without entering into very technical details.