§ MR. F. E. SMITH (Liverpool, Walton)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the resolutions agreed upon by the representative conference upon the education question recently held at Manchester; and whether he is prepared to introduce legislation upon the basis of the recommendations then made.
(Answered by Mr. McKinnon Wood.) The attention of my right hon. friend has been drawn to the resolutions referred to by the hon. Gentleman. While respecting the desire of those who agreed to the resolutions to arrive at terms which would bring the education controversy to an end, he regrets to have to express the opinion that the resolutions are administratively impossible and are open to such strong objection on principle that they are not likely to meet with substantial support.