asked the President of the Board of Education what steps he is taking to enable those candidates for certificated teacherships who have now been prevented for many months from attending Leeds Training College owing to its occupation by the Ministry of Pensions; and whether compensation will be given for the loss in annual increment of salary caused by this delay to those ex-service students who are eventually successful in their examinations?
§ Mr. FISHER
The Leeds Training College was taken over by the Ministry of Pensions at the beginning of this month, before which time it had been occupied by the War Office. The Ministry of Pensions have now vacated part of the premises of the College, and I hope that it will be found possible to release other parts at an early date. I have no power to entertain such a claim for compensation 735W as is suggested in the last part of the question.