HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1509
4. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

askedthe Minister of Education whether she has yet sent out any circular to local education authorities and governing bodies advising them to accord the maximum freedom to individual schools.

Miss Wilkinson

I would refer the hon. Member to the White Paper on Principles of Government for Maintained Secondary Schools, issued in 1944, which indicates the general views of my Department in this matter. I am considering what further guidance, if any, can appropriately be given in the matter.

Mr. Lindsay

If I send my right hon. Friend a concrete list of points affecting maintained schools, will she consider them in the light of that reply?

Miss Wilkinson

I shall be delighted, but I would remind the hon. Member that in speeches I have made recently I have stressed the importance of according the widest possible freedom to headmasters to make experiments in their schools.