§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the circular issued by the Director of Education of the Cheshire County Council, on 2nd May, 1904, stating that the Director of Education is authorised to withhold his consent, on behalf of the committee, to all agreement entered into between the managers of non-provided schools and teachers in such schools, unless such agreements are on the form prescribed by this committee; that all advertisements for teachers in elementary schools in the county elementary education area are to be forwarded for him to insert into suitable papers, and that no advertisements are to be issued otherwise; and, if so, whether, in view of the provisions of the Education Act, 1902, with regard to the appointment of the principal or assistant teachers in non-provided schools, he will state whether he proposes to take any, and, if so, what action in the matter.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON, Oxford University)
This matter is plainly one as to which managers, if they are aggrieved by the action of the local education authority, have an appeal to the Board of Education, under Section 7 (3) of the Education 961 Act of 1902. Under these circumstances, the hon. Member will see that I could not without impropriety answer his Question within the terms in which it is framed.
§ SIR WILLIAM ANSON
I am not sure whether any appeal has been lodged in this case, but it has been done in similar cases.