HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c395

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether the proposed abolition of the register of teachers is due to the fact that in his view it contravenes the provisions of 62 and 63 Victoria, c. 33, s. 4; and, if so, in what respects the register, as at present constituted, departs from or falls short of those provisions.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The reason suggested in the Question is only one among various reasons. The matter is too complicated and technical to admit of elucidation within the limits of an Answer to a Question on the Paper. But I shall be happy to lay upon the Table, for the information of Parliament, the Official Memorandum already sent, I think, to the hon. Baronet and others interested in the subject, in which are set out the various considerations which in the Board's view render it inadvisable to continue the existing statutory requirements regarding a register of teachers.