HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 c514
35. Mr. John Lewis

asked the Minister of Education if he is now prepared, after further consideration, to permit the representation of the National Association of School Masters on the Burnham Committee.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

This question has been discussed fully with representatives of the National Association of Schoolmasters, and further consideration has been given to it on several occasions during the past 12 months. After considering all the arguments, I can hold out no hopes that the constitution of the Committee will be altered in the manner suggested.

Mr. Lewis

While congratulating my right hon. Friend on his new appointment, in which I think all hon. Members of the House wish him much success, might I say that his answer will not be regarded as satisfactory? Will he be good enough to look into this matter once again to allow what I think will he regarded as a justifiable claim on the part of the Association?