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?
§ Mr. FISHER
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 1397W 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.