44. Dr. DAVIES
asked the President of the Board of Education if he is prepared to indemnify any education authority who may enter into commitments on the assumption that the Education (School Attendance) Bill will be in operation on 1st April, 1931, if for any reason the Bill is not on the statute book on that date?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
I am not prepared to indicate what course of action I should pursue in hypothetical and unlikely circumstances.
Will the right hon. Gentleman give the House any reason for his excessive optimism on this point?