HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 cc1839-40
76. Colonel NEWMAN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in the event of the Government deciding to retain the present commencing age for elementary education, he will consider what economy could be effected by placing infant classes in charge of a motherly person and releasing highly-trained teachers drawing full salaries for the supervision of more senior classes?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer given on the 13th March to the hon. and gallant Member for South-East Essex (Lieut.-Colonel Hilder).

Colonel NEWMAN

Does the right hon. Gentleman now agree that these infant classes want nursing rather than highly trained teaching?

Viscountess ASTOR

Should not that be left to the mothers?