HC Deb 12 May 1932 vol 265 cc2093-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether any encouragement is given by his Department to voluntary classes for adults of the working class on Sunday afternoon and evening; and whether he will consider the desirability of taking the necessary powers for educational films to be shown at these classes, in view of the opportunity offered by the Sunday Performances (Regulation) Bill?


There are a certain number of educational classes for adults recognised by the Board of Education, and aided by grants, which meet on Sundays on the ground that the conditions of employment make any other time inconvenient. I am doubtful whether the use of films would be appropriate in the majority, if indeed in any, of these classes, but I am advised that, if in any case it should be thought suitable, there is nothing to prevent it.

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