HC Deb 02 August 1939 vol 350 c2424W
Sir H. Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that the West Suffolk education authority has drafted a form of request for signature by parents who desire, under the provisions of Section 13 of the Education Act, 1936, to withdraw their children from provided schools in order that they may receive Anglican instruction worded to the effect that the child may attend the class for specific religious instruction in accordance with the regulations of the West Suffolk Education Committee; and whether he will inform the West Suffolk education authority that this form is unsatisfactory and must be discarded and be replaced by another form which will enable parents to ask plainly for Church of England religious instruction in some place apart from the council school?

Mr. Lindsay

I have no information about this matter, but I am making inquiries.