§ 6. Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he is aware that there have been numerous cases of injury from wood splinters to scholars at the London County Council Elementary School, Barrow Hill Road, St. John's Wood, and that one of these cases led to 218 the death of a child named Alice Florence Staggs aged eight years; and if he will make a statement on the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
I have been informed of this most unfortunate occurrence and that subsequent to it two other complaints have been made. The matter, however, is entirely for the London County Council, who, I understand, are investigating it most carefully.
§ Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that there has been no negligence in this case?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
I think my hon. and gallant Friend had better await the result of the investigation, which I shall be glad to communicate to him.