§ MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that Clause 4 of the Board of Education Act, 1899, does not make preparation of the register of teachers obligatory, but only declares its preparation to be lawful, and that the teachers in Column B have paid 778 fees for registration, he will consider the advisability of dropping Clause 36 of the Education Bill and cancelling the repeal of paragraph (a) of Clause 4 of the Board of Education Act, 1899, in the second schedule to the Bill, or, if such course be deemed inexpedient, of amending Clause 36 of the Bill by authorising the formation of a register of all teachers of approved training, irrespective of service in any particular type or class of school, with qualifications not less than those required for a university degree, competent to instruct children of school age.
§ MR. LOUGH
The points referred to in the Question will, I hope, receive full discussion in this House during the consideration of Clause 36 by the Committee. I do not think it wise to forestall that discussion by dealing with the matter beforehand by Answers to Questions such as that put to me by the hon. Member.