HC Deb 29 July 1913 vol 56 c289

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that in the borough of Neath applications have been made by the teachers in non-provided schools and by the managers of the schools to the county education authority that they may be paid salaries granted by that authority to teachers of like service and qualifications in council schools; whether he is aware that the salaries allowed by the local education authority are insufficient to maintain the schools within the meaning of the Education Acts, as the teachers are continually leaving for council schools cither in or outside the area; whether he is aware that no steps have been taken by the local authority to give effect to the provisions of the Education Act, 1902, as interpreted by the House; of Lords; and whether the Board are now prepared to ad rise the local education authority that, the question of law having been finally determined, they should now proceed to give effect to the Act of Parliament?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Joseph Pease)

On 10th July the Board received from the managers of Alderman Davies's Charity School, Neath, a complaint that the local education authority had failed to carry out their duties in providing the salaries necessary for the due maintenance of the school. The Board invited the observations of the authority with regard to this complaint and were informed that the matter would be brought before the education committee at their next monthly meeting. I am unable, at this stage, to say what advice, if any, I may ultimately have to give to the authority in the matter.