HC Deb 05 May 1914 vol 62 cc159-60

Section one of the principal Act shall be construed and have effect as if the following words were added at the end of sub-Section (3) of that Section:— Such duly qualified medical practitioner shall, if so directed by the local education authority, before giving a certificate under this Section, consult the head teacher of the school, if any, which the child has been attending, or such other person as the local education authority may appoint for the purpose, and a copy of any report made by the head teacher or such other person shall be forwarded to the local education authority.

Clause brought up, and read the first time.

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)

I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." The object of the Clause is to carry out a suggestion made to me in Grand Committee, and also by representations in the country. It is thought desirable that in addition to the notice of certification to the medical man there should also be a notice of certification to the head teacher of any child who is defective. I see that there is no opposition whatsoever to this proposal, and therefore, without further words, I beg to move.


I have an Amendment upon the Paper in the same direction, but I am very grateful to the President of the Board of Education for moving his Clause, which is one that considerably develops mine and makes it more satisfactory.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.