HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 cc846-7

The following Question stood on the Order Paper in the name of Captain ALAN GRAHAM:

32. "To ask the President of the Board of Education, on what grounds it is intended to close down the XIVth century grammar school of Saint Lawrence, at Ashburton, Devonshire; and whether it is contrary to his intention in the Education Bill now before the House to level down to a standardised pattern the varied and ancient schools of the country."

Mr. Speaker

Captain Graham.

Mr. Gallacher

On a point of Order. I understand that an hon. Member in putting a Question is not permitted to express an opinion in the Question. Very often when I put a Question I would like to express an opinion. In this Question the hon. and gallant Member who is asking it is expressing an opinion that the Minister of Education should take a certain attitude towards certain schools. Have I not the right also to express an opinion on matters on which I hold very strong views?

Mr. Speaker

I have not looked at this Question very closely beforehand and I can see no expression of opinion in it. It has passed the Table and therefore is presumably in Order.

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