HC Deb 15 July 1903 vol 125 cc693-4
MR. PRIESTLEY (Grantham)

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury, in view of the Report of the Royal Commission on Physical Training in Scotland, will His Majesty's Government consider the desirability of appointing a similar Commission for England and Wales, or take steps to introduce into all national elementary schools a system of scientific physical training.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) This question is engaging the attention of the Government, but the particular form which an inquiry should take is one which cannot be determined without further consideration. I may refer the hon. Member to statements made on this subject by the Secretary to the Board of Education in this House,† and by the Lord President of the Council in another place.‡