HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2220
106. Sir J. BUTCHER

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the case of Harries. Crawford, recently decided in the House of Lords; and whether, having regard to the conflict of judicial opinion and to the assurances given by the Government in the Committee stage of the Education Bill on 3rd July last year, he is prepared to introduce legislation to provide that teachers in non-provided schools shall not be dismissed by the managers without the consent of the local authority unless the dismissal be on grounds connected with the giving of religious instruction in the school?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Fisher)

The Report of the decision in the House of Lords is not yet published in the Law Reports, and I should desire to have an opportunity of reading a full Report of the Judgment before forming an opinion.


Does my right hon. Friend realise the great importance of this question of the dismissal of teachers being reconsidered and put right?