§ SIR G. BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Committee of the reformatory ship Clarence have come to any new decision; and, whether the reinstatement of the captain has been arranged for; and, if not, whether the original notice of the termination of his appointment on 5th April will be permitted to be carried out in the face of the decision of the Home Office, in consequence of the conclusions arrived at by a full Official Inquiry?
§ MR. ASQUITH
I regret to say that the Committee of this ship have not agreed to re-instate the superintendent. I have no power to reverse the decision of the Committee, but the state of affairs which results from the course they have taken is so serious that I fear I have no choice but to withdraw my certificate and close the school.