HC Deb 09 July 1906 vol 160 cc523-4

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether Clause 35, sub-section (b), of the Education Bill empowers a local authority to arrange for the systematic inspection of children by medical officers appointed for that purpose; and, if so, whether, with the view of affording some guidance or assistance to the authorities adopting this clause, he contemplates the formation, of a medical department in connection j with the Education Board.


The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave on June 14th to an identical Question put to me by the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil.†

MR. THORNE (West Ham, S.)

Is it the intention of the Government to make it compulsory on the local authorities to appoint medical officers to inspect the children?


No, Sir.


Why not?