HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 cc393-4
SIR WILLIAM ANSON (Oxford University)

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether the Board (Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The following statement gives the particulars, asked for:—

has come to any decision as to the extension of the certificated teacher's undertaking of service to service in schools other than elementary; and, if the decision is in favour of such extension, when it will be announced.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Board have come to the conclusion that it is desirable to allow the students' declaration of service to be fulfilled by service in any State-aided or rate-aided school, including therein schools other than elementary. The insertion of a provision in the Board's regulations for training colleges to carry out that intention is, however, unavoidably delayed pending the solution of the great difficulties which surround the question of any scheme for securing from the teacher a guaranteed period of teaching service, as proposed by the Consultative Committee. While, therefore, the view of the Board on the point referred to in the Question may thus be said to be announced, it must not be understood therefrom that all of the points consequential to it, and essential to carrying it out, are yet completely settled.