HC Deb 26 April 1926 vol 194 c1659
62. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been drawn to the fact that over 100 children of English employés of the War Graves Commission, employed in the Ypres district, are attending Belgian schools; and, in view of the need of such children being afforded an English education, will he state whether any steps will be taken for such education to he provided?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)

I am aware that a considerable number of children of employés of the Imperial War Graves Commission in the Ypres and other areas are attending local schools, where an exceedingly good general education is given. As I explained in the Debate on the Imperial War Graves Commission Supplementary Estimate on 1st March last, it is impossible for me to set up schools all over the Continent for the purpose of teaching groups of English children.