47. Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware of the considerable increase in juvenile crime according to the latest statistics available and that one-third of the number of
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§ persons found guilty of larceny were boys and girls under the age of 17; and whether he proposes to take any steps to review that side of the educational system in the elementary and secondary schools which seeks to develop the character of the children?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The great importance of moral training is fully appreciated by the Board, the local education authorities and the teaching profession, and the methods of such training are continually under review.