HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2539-40
63. Major OWEN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether a successor to the late Sir Owen M. Edwards, chief inspector of secondary schools in Wales, who died in May, 1920, has yet been appointed; and whether it is proposed to make such an appointment, or whether the Government will consider the desirability of a separate and autonomous authority in Wales for the administration of elementary, secondary and university education?


The existing arrangement which I found on coming into office is that the duties of Chief Inspector of Education for Wales are undertaken by the Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Department, with the assistance of two of His Majesty's inspectors acting in a supervisory capacity, and for the present I propose to continue it in operation. The second part of the question raises so large an issue that it cannot usefully be dealt with by way of question and answer.