HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 c1801
Mr. Butler

I beg to move, in page 1, line 16, to leave out "President of the Board," and to insert "Minister."

There are consequential Amendments which deal with the same point. These are moved to meet the views of the Committee as expressed in the Committee Stage. This is an historic moment when the President bows to the wishes of the Committee. Apart from my natural feeling for liking the old traditional title, I feel I must accept the sentiments of the Committee. In future, with the new set-up of educations, there will be this change of name, but I trust a rose by another name will smell as sweet.

Mr. Messer

As the Member who moved the Amendment on the Committee stage, may I say that I have never attended obsequies with such pleasure as I do to-day?

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 1, line 18, leave out "Board," and insert "Ministry."

In line 20, leave out "Board," and insert "Ministry."

In page 2, line 3, leave out "President of the Board," and insert "Minister."—[Mr. Butler.]

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