§ 15. Major NATHAN
asked the President of the Board of Education what action His Majesty's Government proposes to take on the recent report of the Departmental Committee on Private Schools?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir Donald Maclean)
I am not yet in a position to add anything to the answer which I gave on 12th May last to my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Captain North) when I said that the report was receiving my careful consideration, but there could be no question of proceeding during the current Session with the legislation which would be requred to give effect to its main recommendations.
§ Mr. ANNESLEY SOMERVILLE
Is it not the case that extensive legislation will not be necessary in view of the fact that the report is generally favourable to the private school system?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
Some legislation will be necessary, and I am sorry to say the current Session affords no opportunity for that.