HC Deb 18 February 1926 vol 191 c2113
61. Mr. LOOKER

asked the President of the Board of Education if he will extend the terms of reference of the joint Committee appointed by him and by the Minister of Labour to inquire into the public system of education in England, so as to enable such Committee to inquire into and advise upon the question as to whether the present elementary curriculum is or is not overcrowded with subjects, as advocated by section (b) of the resolution proposed by Lord Southwark at the annual meeting of the British Associated Chambers of Commerce and unanimously passed at that meeting, or will otherwise provide for an inquiry to be held on the question?

Duchess of ATHOLL

My right hon. Friend thinks that the terms of reference are sufficiently wide to enable the Committee to include this subject in their investigations.


Will the Noble Lady say whether the terms of reference do not disclose grave doubt upon this point?

Duchess of ATHOLL

I do not think that any representations of that kind have been made to my Noble Friend.