HC Deb 22 June 1915 vol 72 cc1052-3
37. Mr. LYNCH

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can state his intention with regard to the wide educational scheme outlined by his predecessor in office by which it was intended to co-ordinate higher education, and especially higher technical education, with the means of developing industries in this country?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Arthur Henderson)

As I indicated in a reply to a question by my right hon. predecessor on 15th June, I have no intention of departing from the general policy in this matter initiated by him, and I hope to make an announcement on the subject shortly.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, in taking up this scheme of his predecessor, to have care that it shall not be diminished in scope, but, rather, gain in practical effect?


Will the right hon. Gentleman make his statement in such a way that a discussion on the subject can follow if?


I am afraid that the question of a discussion rests not with myself, but with the Prime Minister. I hope to circulate a Paper on the subject.