§ Dr. King
Is the Minister aware that this is a most serious setback in the provision of adequate education for village 1264 children? Is he aware that the rural education authorities were inspired when the President of the Board of Trade asked them to get rid of all-age schools in five years? Will the Minister consider sympathetically the representations that he is bound to receive from rural education authorities to restore some of these cuts?
§ Mr. Stewart
Has not it been made apparent in earlier questions from both sides of the House that educational opportunities for children in rural areas are in many ways inferior to those afforded in urban areas? Is not it peculiarly unfortunate that, if the Government have to conduct an attack on education at all, the spearhead of that attack should be in the rural areas?