HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c407
53. Sir W. Smiles

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he contemplates taking any action with regard to the recent Education Bill introduced into the State Council of Ceylon, in view of the fact that it is directed against the existence of recognised denominational schools?

Mr. M. MacDonald

I have not yet received any official information about this Bill, and until I do so I cannot say whether any of its provisions may call for intervention on my part.

Sir W. Smiles

Has my right hon. Friend had any representations from missionary societies about that proposed Bill?

Mr. MacDonald

I am not aware of any such representations. They may have come in, but perhaps they would not be brought to my attention until I received information about the Bill also.