§ Colonel BURN
asked the President of the Board of Education whether it was permissible for pupils who had no intention of entering the teaching profession to be admitted as pupils in teachers' centres and that grants should be made to these teachers' centres in respect of such pupils; and, if not, what precautions were taken by the Board of Education against the admission of such pupils?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Trevelyan)
Pupils who have no intention of entering the teaching profession may be admitted to pupil teacher centres. No grant, however, is payable in respect of pupils who have not made a declaration of bonâ fide intention to become a teacher.
§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention had been called to resolutions passed by the Lancashire County Association of the National Union of Teachers at Blackpool on 11th November last, urging the Government to obtain full compensation for teachers dispossessed from schools closed by order of the Board of Education and calling attention to the resolution 1383 passed by the London County Council on 14th May, 1907, safeguarding teachers' interests; and whether he proposed to give effect to those resolutions?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
I have seen the resolution of the London County Council, but not the other resolution referred to in the question. So far as I understand what is desired, it would seem that, as is to be inferred from the London County Council resolution, it is the province of the local education authority to deal with the matter; it is not within the competence of the Board of Education to find posts for teachers.