HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 cc185-6

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has now considered the petition of certain ratepayers in the parish of Stonehouse, anent the appointment of a headmaster to Town-head Street public school, Stonehouse; and what action, if any, he proposes to take in the matter?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

I have considered the petition and have also been in communication with the school board on the subject. As a result I see no reason to depart from the view which I expressed in answer to a previous question on the subject, namely, that the appointment and promotion of teachers is one for the discretion of the school board, who in this matter are responsible to their constituents, and I do not feel called upon to express any opinion as to the merits of the question.


Has the right hon. Gentleman considered the objection urged as to the breach of Standing Order No. 2 of the Standing Orders of the Board?


I really think that it is a matter for the school board. I do not think that it is a matter in which I am called on to interfere. Of course, the school board deny the allegation.