HC Deb 21 March 1944 vol 398 c685
The Chairman

Mr. Cove.

Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare (Norwich)

On a point of Order. May I point out, Major Milner, that when the Debate was adjourned I was on my feet with the intention of making a short speech to put one point to the President of the Board of Education, and that I should like to be allowed to continue it?

The Chairman

I am sorry, but we have now agreed to the Clause on which the hon. Baronet was speaking.

Mr. Cove (Aberavon)

I beg to move, in page 23, line 28, at the end, to insert: or by reason of his religious opinions or of his attending or omitting to attend religious worship.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Ede)

The words proposed by my hon. Friend give effect to the Government's intentions in drafting the Clause, and are, therefore, an improvement on the words in the Bill. I have much pleasure in accepting the Amendment.

Mr. Cove

I thank the Parliamentary Secretary very much.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.