§ Mr. FFRENCH
asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that for the past twenty years there has been in existence a regulation of the National Board forbidding inspectors seeking promotion from canvassing individual commissioners; whether this regulation was broken by the present junior chief inspector when seeking promotion to his present position a few years since; whether this chief inspector has since threatened some of his subordinate inspectors that if they canvassed similarly he would have them dismissed; and, if so, can he explain why the commissioners promote one inspector and threaten to dismiss another for doing the same thing?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
There is a regulation of the Commissioners of National Education forbidding canvassing for promotion on the part of their officers. The Commissioners have no reason for believing that the junior chief inspector ever canvassed for any appointment or promotion.