§ 47. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the acceptance by the Liverpool education committee of foreign tenders for matches and pencils; and whether he will address a circular to education committees with regard to their policy in these matters?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
My Noble Friend's attention has been drawn to the references to this matter which have appeared in the Press. All local authorities have been circularised, on more than one occasion, and urged to purchase British goods and materials wherever it is reasonably practicable to do so. My Noble Friend has no reason to think that local education authorities generally are not well aware of the wishes of His Majesty's Government in this matter.