HC Deb 03 April 1911 vol 23 cc1959-60W

asked what additional charge, if any, on the Treasury would be involved by the recent proposal of the Commissioners of National Education to the effect that a fall of ten units in the average attendance which warrants the appointment of assistant teachers should be allowed before withdrawal of salary; and whether the negotiations between the Treasury and the Commissioners in regard to this matter will soon be terminated, so as to safeguard the positions of a great number of assistant teachers?


I understand that the Commissioners of National Education estimate that the cost in the first year might be about £1,200; the ultimate cost cannot be easily ascertained. Negotiations are in progress, and I have reason to believe that some proposal will be made which may meet the difficulty.