§ 59. Mr. MANDER
asked the President of the Board of Education if he has received any communications from local education authorities or associations thereof with regard to the urgency of passing the Education Bill into law; and whether, in view of the widespread uncertainty that exists on the subject, he will state what action he proposes to take?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
I have received a number of communications from local education authorities and their associations urging the importance of passing the Education (School Attendance) Bill, and, as the Prime Minister stated a fortnight ago, the Government intend to secure its passage into law before the end of the year.
§ Mr. MANDER
Does not the right hon. Gentleman now realise the urgency of passing this Bill into law at the earliest possible moment, in view of the perfectly genuine anxiety that is felt all over the country on the subject?
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
Has not the right hon. Gentleman also received letters which exactly negative that point of view?