§ MR. WEIR
I bag to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether he is now aware that Miss Eames recently gained a London County Council probationary scholarship for training as a pupil teacher at the Girls' Grammar School, Lewisham, and that after she had been at the school three months she was informed by the chairman of the† See (4) Debate, cxlii., 573.1023 education committee of the County Council that they would be compelled, under the regulations of the Board of Education, to cancel her scholarship unless she passed a medical examination showing that she had been vaccinated; and, seeing that Miss Eames was not aware that this condition would be imposed at the time she competed for the scholarship, will he consider the expediency of relaxing the rule.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON, Oxford University)
The Board have received no application on behalf of Miss Eames, and my knowledge of the case is confined to a newspaper cutting kindly sent to me by the hon. Member. I see no reason for an alteration of the rule in question; it was laid down by the Board after careful consideration.