HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 c2504
14. Mr. Edward Evans

asked the Minister of Education whether he has considered the resolution, of which a copy has been sent to him, passed by the Southwold Town Council at its last meeting, deploring the poor standard of educational attainment of children attending the local schools; and what reports his inspectors have made on the schools in this area.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am looking into the matter, and will communicate with my hon. Friend.

Mr. Evans

Is my right hon. Friend aware that a general resolution of this character has caused a great deal of anxiety to parents and teachers, and also that the accusations about bad spelling have been levelled at school children for centuries past, and always will be?

Mr. Tomlinson

I am conscious of that, but I think I ought to inquire into the special circumstances here before coming to a decision.

Mr. G. Thomas

Will my right hon. Friend, when considering this and similar cases, also investigate the conditions under which education is carried on in the classes?

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir.