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Nature volume 36, pages 347350 | Download Citation



ON Tuesday the Technical Instruction Bill was read a second time. The second reading having been moved by Sir W. Hart Dyke, Mr. S. Leighton proposed an amendment which would have led to the rejection of the measure, on the ground that a new change ought not at present to be imposed on ratepayers. The amendment was negatived; but in dealing with it Mr. Goschen and Mr. W. H. Smith found it necessary, as Mr. Mundella complained, to adopt a very “apologetic” and “persuasive” tone. The fact seems to indicate that a good many members of the House of Commons do not eve a yet realize that an adequate system of technical instruction is absolutely necessary to enable this country to hold its own in the industrial and commercial warfare of the present age.

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