HC Deb 24 July 1925 vol 186 cc2566-7W
Colonel DAY

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that children attending the elementary council school at Potterne, Wiltshire, were punished by their teacher for non-attendance at the local Empire Day celebrations, and will he consider the advisability of further legislation, if necessary, in order that parents may be afforded the same privileges as are at present afforded in regard to religious teaching in State-provided schools?


I have no knowledge of the incident referred to or of any other incident which would suggest the advisability of legislation. I may add that there is no council school at Potterne.