HC Deb 25 June 1953 vol 516 cc170-1W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Education if she will take the necessary action to ensure that private schools and correspondence colleges are inspected and licensed by her Department.

Miss Horsbrugh

I have exercised my power to inspect independent schools under Section 77 (2) of the Education Act, 1944. I cannot say when circumstances will make it possible to operate the system of registering independent schools contained in Part III of the Act. I have no power to inspect private correspondence colleges.