§ DR. MACNAMARA
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he has considered the various recommendations of the Physical Deterioration (1904) Committee; and whether, if so, he is in a position now to say how far the Board finds it expedient and possible, without further legislation, to carry out those recommendations.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON, Oxford University)
I have considered the recommendations referred to, some of which would need legislation to bring them into effect, while others might be carried out through the agency of local or central administration. But I think that the hon. Member will see how impossible it is for me to state in answer to a Question the view of the Board as to what is expedient or possible in respect of recommendations which are fifty-four in number, and which, in some cases, touch on topics of a highly controversial character.