§ 49. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the head mistress (after ten years' service) and two assistant mistresses of the Bromley (Kent) County School for Girls have been dismissed without any reason being assigned; that in consequence a state of revolt occurred among the 200 pupils who attend the school; that many expulsions resulted; that a resolution condemning the local sub-committee responsible for the dismissals has been passed at a large public meeting of parents and ratepayers held at Bromley; and whether, seeing that none of the mistresses has been given an opportunity of meeting any charge against her, he will consider the advisability of instituting an inquiry into the action of the local 1173 authority concerned, with a view to discovering why public servants, acknowledged to be capable and zealous, should be dismissed or be compelled to resign their posts without cause shown and without any charge either of professional in-competency or moral delinquency being brought against them?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
My right hon. Friend is still in communication with the local education authority on this subject and will inform the hon. Member of the result of his inquiries.