HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 c1404W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is causing investigations to be made with a view to ascertaining whether any schools maintained at the cost of the public are being used for the propagation of Bolshevist doctrines amongst children; and, if so, whether he will at the same time ascertain whether political views of a character in harmony with those of the present Government are taught to children under the guise of instruction in history and religious knowledge?


While I should, of course, make inquiry in any specific instance brought to my notice where teachers in grant-aided schools abused their position, I have received no information which would justify me in undertaking any such general investigation as the hon. Member's question suggests. The second part of the question, therefore, does not arise.