HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2734

asked the President of the Board of Education in how many districts since 1921 it has been necessary for the Board to call for a reduction in the staffing arrangements; and to what extent?


In November last the Board drew the attention of 69 local education authorities to the fact that, upon the returns of their staff of teachers at the end of the school year 1921–22, there appeared to be a primâ-facie probability that the staffing arrangements were excessive. Since then the Board, through His Majesty's inspectors or otherwise, have been in consultation with authorities generally upon this subject. I am not yet in a position to state the results.