HC Deb 16 January 1913 vol 46 cc2261-2
83. Colonel LOCKWOOD

asked the President of the Board of Education if, owing to the pressure exercised by the National Union of Teachers, the managers of the Hainault Forest School are unable to obtain the services of a teacher who had already accepted the position, or of another who would be willing to come, but states that he must first of all obtain the permission of the National Union of Teachers; if the managers have already carried out, or are carrying out, all the requirements of the Department, as stated in their letter of 1st April, 1912, with regard to the plans for heating and lighting the infant school; and whether he can take any steps to assist these managers in their efforts to obtain the services of these teachers?


Plans showing the managers' proposals for carrying out the Board's requirements were received last week and are being considered. I have no knowledge of the facts alleged in the first part of the question, and I do not at present see how I can intervene in the matter.