HL Deb 01 August 1944 vol 133 cc2-3

Order of the Day for the Consideration of Commons Amendments to Lords Amendments and Commons Reasons for disagreeing to certain of the Lords Amendments read.


My Lords, before the noble Earl makes his Motion, I should like to ask what steps have been taken with regard to the proposals made about the teaching of the elementary duties of citizenship. I understand that it is convenient that I should ask this question at this point and that the noble Earl should make such a statement.


My Lords, I beg to move that the Commons Amendments and Reansons be now considered. In response to what my noble friend has just said, I shall have very great pleasure in sending him a copy of the Suggestions to Teachers which are already in use. From these he will gather how much attention is given already to the duties of citizenship which he has so much at heart. I should also like to inform him that my right honourable friend intends that this whole matter shall be laid before the Advisory Committee which is to be set up under this Bill. My noble friend can therefore rest assured that the matter is being most actively pursued.

Moved, That the Commons Amendments and Reasons be now considered.—(The Earl of Selborne.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.