HC Deb 18 April 1910 vol 16 cc1849-50W

asked the Prime Minister whether the Education Bills of 1906–7, 1908 (No. 1), and 1908 (No. 2), still form part of the Government's programme of legislation?


I am not prepared to say that the Government will at any future time reintroduce any one of the Bills referred to in the precise form in which it was last before the House of Commons. The Government have not, however, in any sense abandoned the intention to remove at the earliest moment at which it is practicable, the anomalies and the injustice created by the Education Act, 1902. The Bills in question were all introduced with a view to the advancement in a greater or less degree of this policy. In so far, therefore, as the position may be taken to relate to the general policy underlying the Bills, the answer is in the affirmative.