§ MR. PLUMMER (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the Secretary of the Board of Education whether, with a view of making plain the position of women in the work of public education in the future, he will state in what capacities under the provisions of the Education Bill they will be enabled to act.
§ * THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON,) Cambridge University
Under the Education Bill, women will be eligible for the Boards of Managers of public elementary schools. They will also be eligible for places on the Education Committee of the Local Education Authority. This is plain from the terms of the Bill. It has always been the declared intention of the Government. I may refer the hon. Member to an answer given by the First Lord of the Treasury to a Question in this House on the 10th of April of this year.†