HC Deb 05 July 1910 vol 18 c1504

asked the President of the Board of Education what progress, if any, has been made with regard to giving effect to the resolutions passed at a conference of educational bodies in November last on the subject of the registration of teachers?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)

At the conference in November the resolutions passed were subject to reservations in the case of several of the bodies represented there. These reservations were embodied in various memoranda which were submitted to the Board and have been under consideration. Since then the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions, who were members of the conference, have held their annual conference, and on 18th June passed the following resolution:— That this association is of opinion that, owing to the complexity of technical education and the diverse qualifications of those engaged in it, the representation accorded to technical teachers on the proposed Registration Council by the scheme submitted to the Board of Education is totally inadequate. Meanwhile, I have under consideration means by which the registration fees paid to the late council may be returned to those who claim them, and make good their claim on lines which I hope soon to settle.