HC Deb 15 November 1916 vol 87 c811W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether the Board or any of its officials entrusted any work or mission to the hon. Member for Mid-Lanark on the occasion of his sailing to America under their auspices last September?


On 7th September Mr. Whitehouse called at the office of the Board of Education and stated that he was going to America to conduct certain educational inquiries, especially into the training of war orphans, and he was given, as is usual in such cases, letters of introduction. Mr. Whitehouse was well known to the office as interested in education and taking an active part in educational discussions. There was no ground whatever for supposing that the letters of introduction would be used for purposes other than his educational inquiries. He was certainly entrusted with no work or mission on behalf of the Board or any of their officers.