§ Lord R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education, how long the legal question connected with the teachers in Swansea 1726 schools has been before the law officers, and whether he will be able, before the end of the session, to make any statement upon a question affecting the livelihood of a number of those employed in those schools.
§ MR. BIRRELL
This is, I think, the eighth or ninth Question that the noble Lord has put to me, in the last few days, on this case. My Answer must be the same that I gave on the seventeenth and on the tenth of this month, viz., that I am not yet in a position, nor can I yet say when I shall be in a position, to say by what date I shall be in possession of the legal advice I must have before I can determine judicially the question referred to by the noble Lord as to teachers' salaries. I may add that I understand the local authority is continuing to pay in full the same salaries that these teachers have been hitherto receiving in these schools.