HC Deb 24 May 1928 vol 217 cc2048-9
19. Mr. HASLAM

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the fact that some of the text-books on the Dominions for use in public elementary and secondary schools are not up to date; and whether he will consider calling a conference of educational authorities with a view to securing improvement in educational text-books relating to the Empire?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

The Board's Consultative Committee is at present investigating the question of the selection and supply of books for use in schools, and I think my hon. Friend will probably agree that it would be better to await the Committee's report, which I expect to be available in the autumn, before considering what action to take.


Do I understand my Noble Friend to say that the Committee are investigating this particular point about information concerning the Empire?


They are investigating the whole question of the selection of books for the schools, and I shall certainly draw their attention to my hon. Friend's question.

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