§ MR. ALDEN
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether Clause 35, sub-section (b), of the Education Bill empowers a local authority to arrange for the systematic inspection of children by medical officers appointed for that purpose; and, if so, whether, with the view of affording some guidance 524 or assistance to the authorities adopting this clause, he contemplates the formation, of a medical department in connection j with the Education Board.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave on June 14th to an identical Question put to me by the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydvil.†
§ MR. THORNE (West Ham, S.)
Is it the intention of the Government to make it compulsory on the local authorities to appoint medical officers to inspect the children?