§ Mr. Sheldon
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will send a questionnaire to schools for which he is responsible asking if they permit corporal punishment of pupils by pupils; and if he will publish the results.
§ Mr. Edward Short
This is a matter for the local education authorities and the teachers. I have no reason to believe that the practice exists within the maintained school system and I feel that no practical purpose would be served by circulating a questionnaire.