HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 cc1403-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is intended to abolish the post of Chief Inspector of Education for Wales rendered vacant by the death of Sir Owen Edwards; and, if not, when a new appointment to the office may be expected?


No, Sir; I have no such intention, but I came to the conclusion that it was not expedient to fill the post left vacant by the lamented death of Sir Owen Edwards until I had had time to consider the recently published report of the Departmental Committee on Secondary Education in Wales with the care which its far-reaching proposals require. In the meanwhile, as an emergency arrangement, I ask the Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Department to undertake temporarily the duties of Chief Inspector with the assistance of two of His Majesty's inspectors now serving in Wales, to act in a supervisory capacity under the Permanent Secretary's direction.