§ Mr. RUPERT GWYNNE
asked the President of the Board of Education if his attention has been called to the spread of infectious disease, resulting in some cases in numerous deaths, consequent upon the delay in closing schools after an outbreak of disease; and whether he will consider the advisability of reverting to the former system, under "which local managers were empowered to close the school upon the advice of a qualified medical practitioner?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
No such case has been brought to my notice. I shall be glad to make inquiries about any case to which the hon. Member will refer me. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.