HC Deb 15 June 1876 vol 229 cc1895-6

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether doubts have not arisen as to the legal construction of Rules 12 and 14 of the First Part of the Second Schedule of "The Elementary Education Act, 1870,"whereby the absence of a member of the School Board during six successive months is held to constitute a disqualification of such member for the whole of his life; and, if so, whether he proposes to introduce an amendment of the Law in this respect?


Questions have been addressed to the Education Department as to the proper construction of Rules 12 and 14 of the first part of the second schedule of the Elementary Education Act of 1870, and the opinion has always been expressed by the Department to the effect that a member of a school board who has been absent for six months, and whose cause of absence has not been approved by the board, is not eligible for re-election. I am not prepared to say at this moment, in answer to my hon. Friend, whether we shall propose any amendment of the law on this subject.