HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1396-7W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the education syllabus sanctioned by his Department contains any propagandist arguments or statements of a controversial character?


The Board from time to time issue syllabuses on various subjects and for various purposes, and I presume that the hon. Baronet refers to one of these. It is largely a matter of opinion whether any arguments or statements are of a propagandist or controversial character. I am not prepared to admit that in the field of public education all propaganda is undesirable or improper, and almost every live topic in education is the subject of some controversy. I am afraid I cannot answer the hon. Baronet's question in so general a form.