HC Deb 28 April 1932 vol 265 cc576-7
14. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the inquiry into the conditions of the deaf, instituted by his predecessor in conjunction with the Minister of Health in the late Government, is complete; whether he has received the report of the inquiry; and, if so, when it will be published?


I have received a report from a late medical inspector of the Board who was appointed by my predecessor, in conjunction with the then Minister of Health, to ascertain the facts as to the conditions of the deaf in England and Wales. This report was not intended for publication, and is still under consideration by both Departments concerned. If my hon. Friend cares to communicate with me direct I shall be glad to give him any assistance I can.

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

Will those communications result in certain parts of it, at any rate, being issued for publication?


I cannot answer that question, but I will consult my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health upon it.