§ 44. Mr. LEES-SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Education whether Clause 17 of the Education Bill will make it possible to introduce military drilling into school camps?
§ Mr. HERBERT FISHER
The object of Clause 17 is the promotion of social and physical training for educational purposes on educational lines; it does not contemplate military drill for military purposes.
Will the right hon. Gentleman bring in a Clause which will make it impossible to introduce military discipline?
§ Mr. WHITEHOUSE
Does not the Clause referring to this question leave the matter in the discretion of the local authorities as to whether they introduce military drill or not?
§ Mr. FISHER
No, Sir. The Clause requires that the arrangements made by the local education authority shall be subject to the Board of Education.
§ Sir H. CRAIK
Is it not the case that all over the country, both in England and Scotland, schoolmasters find that the manuals of military drill are adapted for the work they have to do?