HC Deb 07 November 1906 vol 164 c552

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education why it is that in this year's Code the punishment book has been omitted from the list of books (Schedule IV., Code 1906) required to be kept in every public elementary school.


The omission referred to took place in the year 1905, consequent on the issue in that year, for the first time, of a new Blue-book, dealing with this and kindred matters, entitled Suggestions for Teachers and Others concerned in the work of Public Elementary Schools, "in which the question of corporal punishment was dealt with, as stated by me on the.31st October last,† more fully than is possible in the Code. I will, however, see that in next year's Code a punishment book is required for each public elementary school.