HC Deb 02 December 1908 vol 197 c1464
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if it is intended that the three-quarters of an hour specified in Clauses 1 and 2 of the Elementary Education (England and Wales) Bill may be occupied in part by the religious observances, viz., the hymn and the prayer, or, additionally, the reading of a passage from the Bible, which at present usually form part of the proceedings of a school during the period assigned to religious education; and, if so, will he take steps to make that clear, either in the text of the Bill or by an article in the Day School Code.


So far as I understand what it is that the hon. Member wishes to be allowed to take place in the schools, I doubt whether any alteration need be made in the Bill; but I will consider the point.