HC Deb 16 July 1906 vol 160 cc1344-5
MR. LANE-FOX (Yorkshire, W.R., Barkston Ash)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the fact that the West Riding County Council have decided to appeal against the recent decision of the Court of King's Bench as to the payment of teachers' salaries, he can now consent so to amend Clause 10, Sub-section (2), of the Education Bill as to secure the full payment of teachers' salaries by the local education authority in the transition schools created under that clause.


I have no information as to the alleged intention of the County Council of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and I see no connection between any appeal they may think fit to lodge against the unanimous decision of the Court of King's Bench and the sub-section of the clause referred to by the hon. Member.


In the event of the West Riding County Council deciding not to appeal will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to secure payment of the arrears of the teachers' salaries, seeing that they are poor men in many cases?


My sympathies are entirely with the teachers. I will do the best I can.