HC Deb 04 June 1937 vol 324 cc1310-1W
Mr. R. Duckworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in view of the recent aggravated cases of cruelty to animals, etc., by young children, he can state the number of schools in which lectures or lessons are given on the need for the proper treatment of lower forms of creation?

Mr. Lindsay

I cannot give a definite answer to the hon. Member's question; but I can assure him that local education authorities and teachers generally are alive to the importance of inculcating kindness to animals, and that, while definite and formal lessons may not be given on the subject, there are few, if any, schools where the matter is not dealt with incidentally as suitable occasions offer.

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