§ SIR JOHN GORST (Cambridge University)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the 1194 Board of Education whether the evidence on medical inspection of schools and feeding starving school children taken by the Royal Commission on Physical Training in Scotland, and by the Departmental Committee on Physical Deterioration, will be laid before the new Committee of the Board of Education; whether fresh evidence will be taken by them, and of what nature; whether the further consideration of the Report of the Committee on Physical Deterioration will be suspended until the new Committee reports; and whether their Report will be made before the end of the session.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON,) Oxford University
The evidence taken before the Royal Commission on Physical Training and the Departmental Committee on Physical Deterioration will be before the new Committee referred to. The terms of reference sufficiently indicate the character of the fresh evidence which that Committee is intended to take; and the consideration of the Report of the Committee on Physical Deterioration will only be suspended in respect of the matters included under that reference. I cannot say whether a Report will be made before, the end of the session.