§ Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been directed to the reports of the last meeting of the Durham County Council education committee, in which the chairman on behalf of his-committee repudiated the paragraph in the E. Memorandum 21, relating to the inspectors employed by the county council education committee; whether he will state the authority on which the writer of the memorandum bases his statements respecting the Durham education committee, and especially that the education committee is beginning to wonder what use it can make of the three inspectors they appointed with undue haste; and what action he proposes to take to secure that an explanation and apology shall be tendered to the county council education committee and the inspectors to whom reference is made in the memorandum?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I have seen the-newspaper reports of the meeting. I am not aware of the authority on which the-particular statements referred to in the question were based by the writer of the Memorandum, who is no longer in the Board's service. As the document was intended solely for confidential perusal and was made public without the knowledge and consent of the Board, I do not think that the Board is called upon to take the course suggested in the last paragraph of the question.