HC Deb 01 May 1928 vol 216 cc1547-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to a resolution passed by the Birmingham Adult Deaf and Dumb Association urging that, having regard to the amount of unemployment and social hardship suffered by the deaf and dumb, a departmental committee should investigate the present conditions and needs of that class in order to decide whether the expenditure involved in the education of such children is economically productive in the industrial life of those benefited; and whether he proposes to set up such a departmental committee?


I have not received a copy of the resolution referred to, and, as at present advised, I doubt whether any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of a departmental committee.