§ MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, with reference to the appointment of clerks in the Education Department to the post of examiner in that Department, whether practical experience in official work has been taken to qualify a Sub-Inspector of Schools as an Inspector; and whether there is any reason why special knowledge and practical experience of departmental work and requirements should not be taken as sufficient special qualification to enable a clerk to be promoted to an examinership?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Mr. A. H. D. ACLAND,) York, W.R., Rotherham
Practical experience in the work assigned to him, together with other qualifications, personal and educational, have been held to qualify a Sub-Inspector of Schools for promotion to the Inspectorate. As I have already stated, there is nothing to prevent a clerk applying for an appointment as examiner, and receiving it, if he satisfies the requisite conditions.