§ MR. FENWICK (Northumberland, Wansbeck)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the accident which happened at a school rifle corps drill in Hartlepool, and by reason of which a teacher was shot through the knee; and whether he will take steps to prevent the use of loaded rifles on school premises in future.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. MCKENNA, Monmouthshire, N.)
My attention has not been called to the incident referred to. Without doubt it took place out of school hours, and in that case it is not a matter in which the Board of Education have power to intervene.
§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
Is it not fortunate that the shooting was bad? He might have been shot through the head otherwise.