HC Deb 11 February 1937 vol 320 c573
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?

Hon. Members


Mr. Thurtle

Because there is more knowledge about.

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.