HC Deb 02 June 1932 vol 266 c1305
15. Major NATHAN

asked the President of the Board of Education what action His Majesty's Government proposes to take on the recent report of the Departmental Committee on Private Schools?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir Donald Maclean)

I am not yet in a position to add anything to the answer which I gave on 12th May last to my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Captain North) when I said that the report was receiving my careful consideration, but there could be no question of proceeding during the current Session with the legislation which would be requred to give effect to its main recommendations.


Is it not the case that extensive legislation will not be necessary in view of the fact that the report is generally favourable to the private school system?


Some legislation will be necessary, and I am sorry to say the current Session affords no opportunity for that.