§ * MR. HIGHAM (Yorkshire, W.R., Sowerby)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if he is aware that the Bishop of Manchester has recently sent to a number of education authorities in the North of England a schedule of inquiries in which he asks to be supplied in tabular form with the information as to the number of pupil teachers taken from Church of England schools; denominational privileges granted to pupil teachers in schools or in pupil teachers' centres; undenominational teaching given to pupil teachers; denominational pupil teachers' centres in the area; by whom religious teaching was given; and by whom it was paid for; whether such inquiries have received the sanction of the Board of Education; and whether local education authorities are under any obligation to answer such inquiries.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
I am not aware of the action of the Bishop of Manchester referred to in the Question. It is obviously for each local authority to decide for themselves how far they will supply the information asked for.