§ 75. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any protest against the intention to dismiss the blind home teacher employed in the institute for the blind at St. Petersgate, Stockport: whether he is aware that the lady in question was approved as a capable teacher by His Majesty's inspector; whether it is the intention of the institute committee to appoint a sighted person in substitution; and whether, in view of the fact that the lady is a most competent blind person and of the desirability of encouraging the 2565 employment of blind persons, he will take steps to have the notice of dismissal withdrawn?
The answer to the first three questions is in the affirmative. As regards the fourth question, I have decided, after inquiry into the case, that I ought not to interfere with the decision of the committee of the institution.