HC Deb 13 April 1948 vol 449 cc786-7
36. Mr. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the need for the facts of our economic position to be widely known, he will consult with the Minister of Education on the possibility of supplying ample copies of both Economic Surveys, 1948, to all senior schools and of explaining their contents in the senior forms.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Stafford Cripps)

I have consulted my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education, who agrees that the Surveys would form the basis of much profitable work by older children in secondary schools. He feels sure that many teachers are already using them for this purpose, and is confident that local education authorities will obtain copies to meet the needs of their schools.

Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite

Should not school days be a carefree period of life, and why should the shades of the prison house surround the growing boy?

Sir S. Cripps

School days are generally intended for education.

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