§ 26. Mr. McSHANE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the approaching Disarmament Conference, he will consider issuing, for use in schools, a suitable booklet on this subject?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Lees-Smith)
Instruction is already given in schools in the work of the League of Nations, but I do not think it would be advisable to issue a booklet dealing with one particular aspect of its work such as disarmament.
§ Mr. McSHANE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is a most important aspect of the League of Nations' work, and could not the opportunity be taken of the present Disarmament Conference to use the schools as a great instrument for educational propaganda? It is not necessarily pacifist.
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
I think it would be very dangerous to use the schools for propaganda. It is quite contrary to our whole educational system to take one event and issue a whole series of syllabuses and text-books upon it.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Cannot we have a balance in this matter? Instead of teaching the children all about 1066, teach them about how to avoid battles.