§ MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
To ask the President of the Board of Education on what expert opinion Clause 10 of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Bill was drafted; and whether this expert opinion reported as well upon the necessity of establishing a permanent medical department at the Board of Education, and, if so, what their view of such a medical department was.
§ (Answered by Mr. McKenna.) Clause 10 of the Administrative Provisions Bill follows precisely the wording of the similar clause in last year's Bill, as amended in Parliament. A considerable volume of expert opinion bearing on the subject will be found in the Reports of the Inter-departmental Committees on Physical Deterioration and on the Medical Inspection and Feeding of School Children which have already been published. I do not think the matters referred to in the last paragraph can be adequately dealt with by means of Question and Answer. There will be an opportunity for discussing them in Committee on the Bill.