HC Deb 29 October 1936 vol 316 c8
12. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education what steps he has taken to bring into operation the Education Act, 1936; and to what extent he has secured the co-operation of the local authorities and voluntary bodies concerned?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

Discussions with local education authorities on matters of procedure and machinery arising under the Act have already begun, and the representatives of the voluntary bodies have been invited to participate in the discussion of those matters with which they are particularly concerned.


Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to issue any circular to deal with such matters as the training of teachers, especially those of practical subjects, and to make provision for the coming into force of the Act?


No doubt subsequently some kind of circular will be issued, but meanwhile, of course, we are discussing matters with the local authorities as a necessary preliminary.


Is there an adequate supply of such teachers available?


I think there will be.