HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2542-3
68. Mr. P. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education if the Board of Education have sanctioned generally the arrangements for the interchange of teachers by which the salaries of English teachers proceeding for 12 months to overseas Dominions and British Colonies may be paid by the local education authority in this country; have any applications been received from local education authorities, including the County of London, for the Board's sanction to the arrangements proposed by such authorities, in view of the number of teachers in this country who are considering the possibility of effecting such exchanges, can he state the date from which the scheme generally will be in operation; and will teachers proceeding for 12 months' interchange work in an overseas Dominion at the forthcoming summer school vacation come within the operation of the scheme?


I am not yet in a position to approve proposals on the lines recommended by the last Imperial Education Conference. Such proposals have been submitted only by the London County Council, and exchanges which are being arranged for the coming school year will be effected on the basis existing before the formulation of the new proposals.