HC Deb 15 July 1907 vol 178 c338
MR. McCRAE (Edinburgh, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the Rector of Fordyce Academy, a distinguished secondary teacher, who has been appointed head master of Keith public school, has been dismissed by the school board of Fordyce, on the ground of his claiming a fortnight's salary more than the school board considered him entitled to; and whether he intends to take any action in the matter.


The School Board of Fordyce have, as stated in the Question, dismissed from their employment the Rector of Fordyce Academy, but I am unable to say what were the grounds for their action. It would be regrettable should the school board have taken this stop in the present case for such a trivial reason as that suggested in the Question. The Department has, however, no power to interfere in the matter.