HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 cc358-9
39. Mr. Kenneth Lindsay

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is now in a position to announce the name and the functions of the education officer to be appointed to the Commander-in-Chief of the British zone in Germany.

40. Mr. Peart

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is yet in a position to announce the appointment of an adviser on education in the British zone of Germany.

Mr. J. Hynd

This appointment has been offered to Mr. Robert Birley, at present headmaster of Charterhouse School and a well known authority on educational matters, and I am very happy to be able to announce that he has accepted it. Mr. Birley will be Adviser on Education to the Deputy Military Governor and will co-ordinate, supervise and inspire all re-educational work in the British zone of Germany, whether it is carried out by the Education Branch or by other branches of the Control Commission. Mr. A. E. Riddy, the present head of Education Branch, whose admirable work is known to many Members of the House, is remaining to assist Mr. Birley I am most grateful to the Governors of Charterhouse School for making it possible for Mr. Birley to take up his appointment soon after the end of the present school term.

Sir W. Smithers

Does that mean that Mr. Birley will leave Charterhouse as headmaster altogether?

Mr. Hynd

Yes, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

Thank heavens