HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 cc868-9

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education if he is aware of the disorganisation in the educational work of West Ham, consequent on the dispute between the teaching staff and the local educational authority; and whether he will cause full inquiry to be made into the circumstances of the case and endeavour to arrange for a conference between the two parties, with a view to a settlement of the differences which have already seriously affected the schools in that district.

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

I regret the continuance of this unfortunate dispute, but it does not appear to me to be a case in which the Board of Education have any ground for intervention.


inquired whether if the two parties submitted their cases to the President ho would arbitrate.


I should be most happy to assist in any way to put an end to this dispute, and if the circumstances mentioned by the hon. Member arose I would consider the expediency of the course he suggests.