§ 29. Mr. EDE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he will be prepared to recognise absences of children from elementary schools to receive sanatorium, hospital, or other medical treatment when such absences are ordered by the school medical officer or the medical officer of health as ranking with those specified in paragraph 23 (c) of Schedule 4 of the Code and will allow them to count as attendances under Article 44 (h) of 602 the Code, thereby removing an anomaly that becomes increasingly apparent with the growing vigilance of the school medical service of the country?
The suggestion made in the question raises points of financial and administrative importance, and I cannot commit myself to reconsider the existing arrangements at the present time.
This is possibly one of the things I am considering; but I cannot give any undertaking as to my conclusions.