HC Deb 06 July 1936 vol 314 cc850-1
51. Mr. LEVY (for Mr. HEPWORTH)

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that the elementary schools of the country are falling behind our competitors, he can state the chief deficiencies and the districts in which these are most noticeable?


I am not prepared to admit that the elementary schools of this country are falling behind those of other countries; on the contrary, I believe that our system of elementary education will stand compariosn with that of any other country in the world. As regards the last part of the question, I am not clear precisely what the hon. Member has in mind, but, if he will communicate with me, I will endeavour to furnish him with the information which he desires.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that our education system would be a very much better system if it were not a dual system?


No, Sir.