HC Deb 04 April 1921 vol 140 cc35-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the present urgent need for economy, the expenses of printing and distributing circulars 1196 and 1201 and pamphlet C6 are justified?


The circulars and pamphlet in question were issued by the Board at the request of the Registrar-General. I am satisfied that the expense of issuing them is amply justified from an educational point of view, and the Registrar-General is satisfied that the work of taking the census will be greatly facilitated in consequence of the lessons given in the schools. Past experience has shown that very great advantage has accrued from interesting and instructing the children, and through them their parents, as to the meaning and importance of the census.