§ 38. Mr. MANDER
asked the President of the Board of Education what steps are being taken to make use of talking films for educational purposes?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Morgan Jones)
Experiments with sound film apparatus have recently been made in a number of schools in Middlesex, but my right hon. Friend is not aware that any other steps are being taken in the matter.
§ Mr. MANDER
Do I understand that the Board of Education is generally sympathetic towards the development of sound films for educational purposes?
§ Captain Sir WILLIAM BRASS
May I ask whether any real advance has been made in the use of cinematograph films for educational purposes?
§ Mrs. MANNING
Are we to be encouraged to understand that the Board of Education will aid the production of suitable films for this purpose, or are they only buying the apparatus?
§ Mrs. MANNING
Is the hon. Member aware that the difficulty is in finding suitable films because the market is so restricted that the producers will not produce films that are suitable?
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
Can the hon. Gentleman promise that all 436 the equipment required will be manufactured in Britain?
§ Miss WILKINSON
May I ask whether any instruction has been sent or whether the Department is bringing to the notice of directors of education the desirability when new schools are being built of making provision for projectors and screens, so that this type of education may be developed?