§ MR. ERNEST GRAY (West Ham N.)
To ask the Secretary to the Board 860 of Education with reference to the appointment of Mr. Barnett, one of the inspectors of the Board, in Natal, whether he will state the, name of his successor and state what experience he has had in educational work, and in particular whether he has had any experience in public elementary schools before being sent to inspect them.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) Mr. Henry Maunsell Richards, M.A., has been appointed a temporary Inspector in place of Mr. Barnett. Mr. Richards holds the elementary school teachers' certificate of the Board of Education, and taught in elementary schools from 1895–7. He was subsequently for four years head master of the Middlesex County high School, Isleworth, and became a junior inspector under the Board of Education in September, 1901.