§ 81. Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has now considered the memorial presented to him on the 12th 1542 January by the National Society of Art Masters in favour of an appointment being made to the post of chief inspector of schools of art; whether he is aware that this post serves useful purposes in co-ordinating all branches of art education; and what is his decision on this question?
§ Mr. FISHER
The suggestions in the memorial to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, with other matters connected with art instruction in schools under the supervision of the Board of Education, are receiving consideration. I hope to arrive at a decision shortly.
§ 82. Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can see his way to revive the national competition and exhibition of schools of art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in view of its value to British industry and the fact that the cost of such competition is much less than that of the exhibition recently held at the same museum in connection with the Board of Trade?
§ Mr. FISHER
In the present financial circumstances, I do not consider it practicable to revive the national competition. I am not aware of the basis on which the suggestion in the last part of the question rests