22. KIRKWOOD (for Mr. McGOVERN)
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will consider the withdrawal of the recent circular sent out to teachers in which they were urged to propagate the necessity of peaceful co-operation with the nations of the world, in view of the misunderstanding which has been caused by this circular?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
The Board's Handbook of Suggestions for Teachers, issued in 1927, contains passages dealing with teaching on the subject of the League of Nations and of international co-operation generally, but I am not aware of any circular such as is suggested in the question. Perhaps the hon. Member is thinking of the message to schools and scholars circulated by the late President of the Board on the occasion of the opening of the Disarmament Conference at Geneva, but as that was related to that particular occasion, there can be no question of its withdrawal now.