HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 c282
41. Mr. Sorensen

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will keep in mind the necessity of consulting the local education authorities and the teaching profession respecting proposals of the officers of the Board of Education in regard to the development of post-war education?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Certainly, Sir. The provisional suggestions for the improvement of the educational system, which officers of my Department are engaged in preparing, are intended to serve as a basis for discussion with the other interests concerned.

Mr. Sorensen

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reply, might I ask whether he is aware that there is a certain apprehension that proposals from the officers of the Board are considered, while proposals from the teaching profession are given second place?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I think my answer will dispel that apprehension.