§ MR. MORRELL (Oxfordshire, Woodstock)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is aware that boys and girls of twelve holding labour certificates, but not technically recognised either by the Board of Education or His Majesty's Inspector, are employed as teachers in public elementary schools; and, if so, whether he will consider the advisability of so modifying the Provisional Code, 1903, as to prevent such young persons being employed as teachers, except under the provisions of Article 33, and as probationers approved by the inspector.
(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The boys and girls referred to are generally employed as temporary monitors. In some cases, more especially in small rural schools, they are employed as permanent monitors. The Inspector will be instructed to discourage this latter arrangement; the desired effect will be produced without any specific instruction in the Code.