§ MR. EUGENE WASON (Clackmannan and Kinross)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education, how many of His Majesty s Inspectors are at present engaged in inspecting secondary schools; how many of these are graduates of a British university; how many have had three years experience as teachers in secondary schools; and will he give an assurance that in the future it shall be a necessary qualification for anyone who seeks an appointment on the Inspectorate Staff that he must be registered in Column B of the Official Register of Teachers.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (Sir JOHNGORST,) Cambridge University
1014 All His Majesty's Inspectors inspect secondary schools of some kind. Most of them are graduates, and most have had experience as teachers in secondary schools. But the Board of Education could not ascertain the particulars asked for in the Question without personal inquiry, which would be invidious. As the Official Register of Teachers is not yet in existence, the Board of Education cannot give the pledge asked for in the last part of the Question.