HC Deb 01 May 1899 vol 70 cc975-6
DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, whether, in view of the public health questions which arise in connection with the attendance of children at the elementary schools, more particularly in reference to the spread of infectious diseases, together with the proper supervision of the centres for defective children, the deaf and the blind, the health and superannuation of the teachers, etc., it is proposed to appoint a medical officer to the Education Department?


The Committee of Council have no present intention of appointing such an officer. The schools for blind and deaf children, and for defective children, are under the supervision of an inspector who is a qualified medical man. The Department proposes to use, for the purposes of the Superannuation Act, the local medical officers employed by the General Post Office and the Civil Service Commissioners.

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