HC Deb 07 May 1924 vol 173 cc402-3

asked the Minister of Labour why he has refused the London Schoolmasters' Association representation on the committees dealing with juvenile unemployment in London; is he aware that this organisation represents 50 per cent. of the men working in the elementary schools in London; and will he therefore take steps to secure the co-operation of these men in a matter which so vitally affects the welfare of the boys they teach?


Four members of the London Advisory Council for Juvenile Employment and two members of each of the local Juvenile Employment Com- mittees in London are appointed as representatives of teachers in the public education service. I regret that, owing to limitations of number, it has not been possible to appoint representatives of the London Schoolmasters' Association or of a number of other associations which have asked for representation.


Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to secure that representation?


I understand that there is a possibility of this question going outside the region of consideration, and I prefer to remain as I am until I see the result.