§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
The committee estimated that their recommendations could be satisfactorily carried out at an annual cost of £30,000, and I see no reason to dissent from this view. I can hold out no hope of Parliamentary time being at present available for what will be a complicated and probably contentious measure. In addition the local education authorities will be fully occupied during the next few years in giving effect to the Government's policy of educational reforms, and I should be reluctant to add to their burdens at the present time by legislation in the direction which the hon. Member has in mind.
§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there has been any increase in the inspection of private schools?