§ Mr. BOOTH
asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that certain local education authorities require that consent should be obtained for a temporary absence of a teacher in a non-provided school; and whether the Board has authorised under Section 7 (1, a) of the Act of 1902 that any local authority may direct the managers to dismiss a teacher on the ground of absence when such absence has been authorised by the managers?
§ Mr. HERBERT FISHER
I am aware that some local education authorities have made regulations prescribing the conditions on which teachers may temporarily be absent from duty. It is not within the province of the Board to authorise or refuse to authorise such a direction as is referred to. Any question whether such a direction is within the competence of the authority can be referred to the Board under Sub-section (3) of Section 7 of the Act, and can only be determined on consideration of the facts of the particular case.