HC Deb 15 June 1938 vol 337 c225W
Mr. Crowder

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the decision of the National Union of Teachers to ban any attempt to give lectures on the Defence Forces in the elementary or secondary schools of this country; and whether he can take any steps to ensure that a broader view is taken of this matter so that the necessary permission is given?

Mr. Lindsay

The question whether such lectures shall be given in the schools is not, as the National Union of Teachers themselves recognise, a matter for decision by the union, but is one in which the local education authorities or school governors have an absolute discretion.