26. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will take steps to see that, in carrying out the instructions contained in a recent Circular issued by the Board to secure economy in the administration of special and blind schools, local education authorities do not reduce the standard of teachers employed by engaging unqualified teachers or by increasing the number of children in these classes?
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the Board's Circular 1297; in that case I may refer him to the reply I gave on the 1st Mardi, to the hon. Member for North Tottenham (Mr. Morrison).