§ 37. Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the Home Secretary whether the Departmental Committee on Reformatory and Industrial Schools have recommended that the appointment of superintendent of these schools should be subject to the consent of the local education authority; whether he will consider the advisability of providing that consent to the appointment and dismissal of teachers in these institutions should in all cases be within the power of the local education authority in like manner; whether reformatory and industrial schools are maintained out of public money; and whether the teachers in such schools should have the same advantage of appeal to the local education authority in case of dismissal as teachers in non-provided schools under the Education Act, 1902?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Departmental Committee have not recommended that the appointment of superintendents of reformatory and industrial schools should be subject to the consent of the local education authorities; their recommendation is that these appointments should be subject to the approval of the Home Office. The question of giving local education authorities powers over the appointment and dismissal of teachers in these schools was fully dealt with in the reply given to my hon. Friend on the 21st of this month.