65. Captain COOTE
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the discontent aroused in many State-aided schools by the abolition of the Regulation compelling a majority of the governors in such schools to be representative and by the dropping of the Clause against denominationalism; and whether, in the interests of democratic education, he will cause these matters to be reconsidered?
§ Mr. FISHER
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. I have received no representations in this sense from any schools or any persons or bodies speaking on behalf of schools during the period for which the draft Regulations have been published. I am fully alive to the interests of democratic education, and I am prepared to defend the changes made in the Regulations as in the interest of national education in its widest sense.
Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I beg to give notice that I propose to raise this question on the Adjournment next Wednesday.