§ MR. STUART WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the case of the teachers likely to lose their situations under the system of transfers proposed in the Education Bill; and whether, in view of the limited 1678 powers of private Members with regard to any Amendment suitable to this case, he will cause to be put down on behalf of the Government an Amendment or new clause, such as will give the House an opportunity of doing justice in the matter before the Committee stage is closed.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. RUNCIMAN, Dews-bury)
My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this Question. It is impossible to say what is covered by the sentence in the right hon. Gentleman's Question, "teachers likely to lose their situations under the system of transfers proposed in the Education Bill." But I am considering carefully some proposals which have been presented to me on behalf of the teachers, and I will be in a position to make a statement on the matter on Clause 8 or on some other suitable occasion.
§ MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether the exception at the end of subsection (3) of Clause 1 of the Education (No. 2) Bill applies to the case of a prosecution under bye-laws of the local education authority, or whether it applies only to the case of an attendance order under Sections 4 and 11 of the Elementary Education Act, 1876.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
The exception (with respect to the schools selected by the parent) applies only to attendance orders, and is not applicable to prosecutions under bye-laws.