§ MR. BLACK () Banffshire
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he will add to the Education Bill a definition of the word "education"; and if not, will he say whether the terms "educational grounds" and "grounds connected with the giving of religious instruction" are mutually exclusive.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
I think that the terms to which the hon. Member refers are, taken with their context, mutually exclusive. I should be sorry to embark on such a Herculean task as that of defining "education."
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
No, Sir. The hon. Member must not extend my answer to cover that general proposition. I am talking of the legal interpretation of a particular Clause, and not of the broader question. He might as well ask me whether I regard the home life of a child as outside the sphere of "education." Of course, in one sense, it is the most important part of education; but it is not referred to in this Bill.
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