HC Deb 03 December 1942 vol 385 cc1291-2
42. Mr. Mander

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will consider the advisability of consulting with his colleagues in the Allied Governments with a view to concerting measures for the re-education after the war of the youth of Germany and all others who have been subjected to Nazi propaganda?

Mr. Butler

As the hon. Member may be aware, I am in touch with the Ministers of Education of certain of the Allied Governments and it is clear from my contacts with them that they have this question very much in mind. The reeducation of the youth of Germany is a task of which I recognise the importance, and which will have to be considered at the appropriate time.

Mr. Mander

In view of the great importance of this question and the necessity of doing something in this direction long before the war is over, will the right hon. Gentleman ask his colleagues to give it immediate or early attention?

Mr. Muff

Will the Minister catch the young Germans before he tries to educate them?

Mr. Rhys Davies

Has the Minister ever thought how many youths there are in Germany who require this education and how many teachers will be required to educate them, and are those teachers starting now, in advance, to learn German?

Mr. McGovern

Will the Minister see that lectures are given to the Nazi youth after the war, showing how we built up our Empire and how to avoid these perils?