§ 29. Mr. Sorensen
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is now able to announce when he will introduce his new Education Bill; whether this will include proposals for a comprehensive, expanded school medical service; whether it will also include arrangements respecting religious instruction agreed by the principal ecclesiastical bodies; and if any agreed national syllabus of ethical or religious principles will be recommended?
§ Mr. Butler
As I have informed the hon. Member on a number of previous occasions, I will make an announcement on the Government's education proposals as a whole as soon as I am in a position to do so. In the meantime I have nothing to add to that statement.
§ Mr. Sorensen
As it is some time since we were told that a Bill would be introduced, will my right hon. Friend at least give some interim indications of the points to be covered in the Bill?
§ Mr. Butler
No, Sir, I will certainly not do that. I think it is much better to present the plans as a whole when they have received the approval and support of the Government.
§ Sir H. Williams
Is it not the case that as soon as the hon. Member has been educated he will not need to ask so many questions?
§ Mr. George Griffiths
Is not the hon. Member for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams) taking the other Member for his looking-glass?