HC Deb 28 February 1905 vol 141 cc1461-2

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been directed to the dismissal of Mr. Kitchener, assistant master in The College, Bishop's

Port. Net Amount of Coal Tax. Total Quantity or Exported Coal on which the Tax was remitted on the ground that its value was not exceeding 6s. per ton.
£ Tons.
London 4,977
Liverpool 12,820 42,437
Blyth (including Amble) 111,840 886,849
Boston 4,833
Bristol 684
Cardiff 617,703 2,173,281
Chester 13
Dartmouth 5
Fleetwood 10 105
Gloucester 4
Carried Forward 752,889 3,102,672

Stortford, formerly known as the Nonconformist Grammar School, on the ground of his having become a Catholic; and that, in the letter of dismissal, it is stated by the headmaster that the school was founded with very definite religious aims, that parents have been asked to send their sons there because those are the aims, and that the presence of a Catholic master was inconsistent with those aims; and, if so, whether seeing that The College, Bishop's Stortford, is aided by a contribution from the Hertfordshire County Council, he will state whether he proposes to take any, and, if any, what action in the matter.

(Answered by Sir William Anson.) The College is not aided by the Board, and, as at present advised, I do not consider that this is a matter in which the Board can properly intervene.