HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 cc1040-1
MR. CHIOZZA MONEY (Paddington, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that MR. Alderman Whur, one of the foundation managers of St. Peter's School, Paddington, in the course of a visit to the school last week, approached the head master with a request that he would use his influence with the parents of his scholars to obtain their votes for the Moderate candidates at the forthcoming London County Council election; and, if so, whether he will state if Mr. Whur, after making such use of his position, is to be allowed to retain it.

THE PRESIDENT of the BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. McKenna,) Monmouthshire, N.

My attention has not been officially called to the incidents referred to in my hon. friend's Question, and I do not see what power I have to intervene in the matter; but I may say that I should view with great regret any instance of a head teacher using his influence with parents for political purposes.