HC Deb 06 November 1902 vol 114 c266
MR. MANSF1ELD (Lincolnshire, Spalding)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in the event of the Education Bill now before Parliament becoming law, school teachers will be precluded from becoming members of a County Council or members of the council of a county borough; and, if they are not precluded from the membership of these Councils, will they be allowed to serve on the new education authority.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) Teachers in schools provided by the local education authority will be clearly disqualified from being members of the County Council, Borough Council, or Urban District Council, which is the local education authority. This is the effect, as regards County Councils and Borough Councils, of Section 12 (a) of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, and Sections 2 and 75 of The Local Government Act, 1888; and, as regards Urban District Councils, of Section 46 (d) of the Local Government Act, 1894, which also applies to the London Borough Councils. It is clearly fair that teachers in schools not provided by the local education authority should be placed in the same position in this respect as teachers in schools provided by that authority.