HC Deb 20 November 1958 vol 595 c189W
89. Lady Gammans

asked the Minister of Education if he will consider making housecraft an essential subject in the Advanced Certificate of Education so that older girls will be encouraged to train in this important subject.

Mr. G. Lloyd

I share my hon. Friend's desire to encourage the teaching of house-craft in sixth forms, but it would not, in my view, be right to make this or any other subject compulsory for the purposes of the examination for the General Certificate of Education.