HC Deb 05 May 1924 vol 173 cc65-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether days spent by a teacher in visiting the British Empire Exhibition in charge of school children, or for other purposes directed by the local education authority, would be regarded by the Board as days spent in the performance of a school duty?


If a teacher were to be sent by the authority employing him to the Wembley Exhibition in charge of a group of children from his school, the time spent by him in this way would count as time spent in the performance of a school duty. The same rule would apply if a teacher were directed or authorised by the authority to visit the exhibition for the specific purpose of


I beg to inform my hon. Friend that the accounts for the financial year 1923–24 are not yet finally closed, but the revenue and expenditure in respect of the Post Office wireless stations at Leafield, Cairo, Stonehaven and Northolt are estimated as follow:

obtaining information for use in his school work, especially if he produced a report or syllabus which would be used for the benefit of his pupils. If, however, a teacher merely obtains leave of absence, time spent on visits to the exhibition would count as special leave and would be subject to the general conditions governing special leave of absence.

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