HC Deb 01 December 1902 vol 115 c847
MR. CAUSTON () Southwark, W.

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, as provision has been made in the Education (England and Wales) Bill for compensation to teachers now employed in board schools who are not re-engaged by the new education authority, this provision will be extended to voluntary school teachers in corresponding cases.


The Education Bill will not invalidate existing contracts between teachers and School Boards or the managers of voluntary schools. In the case of School Boards such contracts are transferred by express provision to the new authority, because one of the parties to the contract—the School Board—will cease to exist. In the case of the voluntary schools both parties will continue in existence, and there is therefore no necessity for any such provision. The Bill gives no compensation to teachers, in either class of school, who are not re-engaged at the termination of their present contracts.