§ SIR M. HICKS-BEACH (Bristol, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether schoolmasters of certified industrial schools are to be excluded from the benefits of the proposed superannuation scheme for teachers under the Education Department; whether complaint has been made to him by the managers of the Clifton Industrial School that, in consequence of this, they have only obtained two applications for the post of assistant schoolmaster, as compared with 30 or 40 obtained for a similar post in 1891; whether similar complaints have reached him from managers of other industrial schools; and, if so, whether the matter can be reconsidered?
§ MR. ASQUITH
The scheme referred to by the right hon. Baronet has merely been recommended by a Departmental Committee, and will require Legislation to carry it into effect. The position of teachers in industrial schools did not fall within the scope of the inquiry. I have received a representation on this subject from the Committee of the Clifton Industrial School, but not from any other managers. The position of schoolmasters in industrial schools will be fully considered by a Committee, which I propose to appoint immediately, to inquire into the management of industrial and reformatory schools.