§ SIR JOHN GORST (Cambridge University)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government will refer the Report of the Departmental Committee on Physical Deterioration to a Select Committee of the House of Commons.† See page 36.
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
In answer to my right hon. friend I have to say that, so far as the Report to which he refers relates to public elementary schools, a Departmental Committee has been appointed to obtain precise information as to the extent of the evils complained of, and I think, in the meanwhile, the course he suggests would not be desirable. I should like to reserve judgment on that until the Departmental Committee has reported.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
It has not been appointed long. If the right hon. Gentleman will put down that Question it shall be answered.