§ MR. LYTTELTON (St. George's,) Hanover Square
May I ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that eight Questions were to-day put to the Minister for Education relating to the Bill now being discussed under the Closure Resolution as to some of which the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board stated he could not take the responsibility of answering, and whether the Prime Minister is aware that the Answers to some of these Questions are of crucial importance in forming a right judgment upon the policy of the Bill, and will he be good enough to make arrangements— I know there are difficulties—that the Minister for Education, or some responsible Minister, shall be present at Question-time during the progress of this;
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fifeshire, E.
There is no man in this House who, at this moment, is so hardly worked. I believe I am not exaggerating when I say that he has not had twenty-five minutes to-day to himself. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board was present, and he answered the Questions, but he refused to answer some Supplementary Questions. Under the circumstances this treatment of the Under-Secretary is somewhat ungenerous.
§ SIR F. BANBURY (City of London)
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of withdrawing the Education Bill in view of the result of the Chelmsford election?