§ MR. ALFRED THOMAS (Glamorgan, E.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether candidates from mining districts may receive marks for certificates they hold in agriculture but not for those in mining at the Queen's Scholarship Examination; and, if so, whether, in order to promote the teaching of the principles of mining to the children in elementary schools, which would tend to lessen the number of accidents in mines, he would consider the propriety of giving the same credit to teachers for their knowledge of mining as of agriculture?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The answer to the first paragraph of the Question is in the affirmative. The Committee of Council will consider the suggestions of the hon. Member; but they doubt the possibility of teaching the principles of mining as an elementary school subject.