§ LORD CHARLES BERESFORD
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether he can insert provision in the 98 Education Bill for making physical and military instruction compulsory in all schools supported by public funds.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GRANT LAWSON,, for Sir J. GORST) Yorkshire, N.R., Thirsk
The kind of physical instruction given in a public elementary school is left to the discretion of the managers. It is obvious that military training would be unsuitable in schools for little boys, girls, and infants.