§ 43. Mr. Duncan
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will arrange with all local education authorities for copies of a book, approved by him, containing a full description of the Coronation ceremony, including its religious significance, to be issued to every school prior to the Coronation?
§ The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I am informed that a book of this character has already been issued and that copies have been sent to all members of education committees. The question of its issue to schools is a matter for the education committees.
§ Mr. Thurtle
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that a footnote is added to the book saying that the religious significance of the Coronation ceremony is no longer what it once was?
§ Mr. Stanley
This booklet was published by the National Union of Teachers, and deals with the religious part of the ceremony very sincerely and very well.