HC Deb 25 February 1937 vol 320 c2172
43. Mr. A. V. Alexander

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the unsatisfactory and uncontrolled position which at present exists in regard to advertised correspondence courses in educational and technical subjects; and whether, in view of the disappointment and loss incurred by many working-class students, he will set up a Departmental Committee to report upon the whole situation with a view to legislation?

Mr. Stanley

The matter has not been brought to my notice, and I have no reason to think that the circumstances call for such action as the right hon. Gentleman suggests. If the right hon. Gentleman has any information on the subject, I shall be glad to receive it.

Mr. Alexander

Is the President of the Board of Education aware that numbers of these colleges employing persons of young person age for instructional and technical purposes pay very sweated wages and whether in consequence the instruction which is paid for is really adequate?

Mr. Stanley

If the right hon. Gentleman has any information, which obviously he has indicated to the House, I shall, as I have said, be very glad to receive it.

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