§ VISCOUNT VALENTIA (Oxford)
To ask the President of the Board of Education on whom the responsibility falls to compensate teachers of voluntary schools under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, the managers or the local education authority.
§ (Answered by Mr. McKenna.) The liability for paying compensation to teachers in voluntary schools under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, falls, by Section 1 of that Act, on the employer. The employer is defined by Section 13 as including any body of persons corporate or unincorporate and the legal personal representative of a deceased employer. I have no authority to decide who is the employer of a teacher in a voluntary school within the meaning of this section.