HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 cc1170-1
76. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the President of the Board of Education, if his attention has been called to a case in the North London Police Court last week where a poor woman living in the Highgate New Town district was summoned for not sending her children to school, her excuse being that her children had had measles, and the youngest was still suffering from the disease; is he aware that the magistrate, Mr. Hedderwick, expressed approval of the woman's action in not sending the children to school; can he say if it is the practice to insist on children who have had measles or other infectious diseases returning to school even if others of the family are still suffering; and is the practice approved by the Board of Education?


I must refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on Monday to the hon. Member for the St. Andrew's Burghs on this subject, a copy of which I am sending him. Speaking generally, it may be said that the practice referred to is not uncommon.