HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 c2551

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will make arrangements for the duration of the War to release masters out of schools who are of serviceable age and replace them by pensioned schoolmasters?

The COMPTROLLER of the HOUSEHOLD (Mr. C. Roberts)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this. The local education authorities have been informed that during the War special arrangements for staffing schools may be made, and the Board have reason to believe that large use is being made of the services of teachers who have retired. The selection of such persons in the first place is a matter for the local education authorities and managers of schools.