HC Deb 11 April 1940 vol 359 cc695-6
41. Mr. Charles Brown

asked the President of the Board of Education, why instructions have been issued to His Majesty's inspectors of elementary schools that written reports on the schools they inspect are not, under present conditions, to be furnished to local education authorities?

Mr. Lindsay

No such instructions have been issued. While it will be appreciated that the difficulties under which many schools have been working in recent months would have made it unfair to the schools, and of little value to local education authorities to furnish the usual written reports upon the work, such reporting has not been abandoned and will be fully resumed with the general return to normal conditions in the schools.