HC Deb 26 March 1929 vol 226 cc2277-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education, in view of the modern practice among girls of taking up business or other non-domestic work after leaving school, if he will consider increasing the amount of time allotted to domestic science subjects in the curricula of State schools, in order partially to supply the lack of the training formerly given in the home?


It does not rest with me to prescribe the time allotted to the various subjects of the curriculum, but the attention of the school and local education authorities has frequently been called to the importance of increasing the facilities for practical instruction of all kinds.