HC Deb 21 February 1911 vol 21 cc1740-1

asked whether local education authorities can be held responsible for the payment of compensation in connection with accidents to children in attendance at schools under their control; and whether such children are insured by the school authorities?


The question involves points of law which I have no authority to decide. I am advised, however, that no general ruling could be given, and that the decision in any case that may arise must depend upon all the circumstances affecting it. With regard to the second part of the question, I have no complete information; but I have reason to believe that some local education authorities have taken steps to insure themselves against liabilities of this character.