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Home Safety

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Education what facilities are available in maintained schools for visiting specialiste in home safety measures to instruct pupils about dangers in the home.

Instruction in safety precautions is given as part of the ordinary school curriculum, particularly in connection with housecraft. Such instruction is best given by the teachers and it is for the schools to decide whether there is any need to supplement this by inviting people from outside to give talks.

asked the Minister of Education if he will arrange for teacher training college principals to incorporate in their curricula instructions in home safety precautions.

Home safety precautions form a normal part of the study of health education which is already regularly included in the training college Course.