HC Deb 20 March 1929 vol 226 cc1742-3W

asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women registered as unemployed in Braintree in December, 1928, and January and February, 1929, respectively; and the number of men and women transferred from depressed areas to Braintree during the same period?


The following table gives the numbers of men and women on the registers of the Employment Exchange at Braintree on each Monday of the past three months, so far as available:

whether he is aware that, in consequence of schemes of re-organisation undertaken by local education authorities, with the approval of the Board, a number of head- mistresses of public elementary schools have been dispossessed and compelled to accept posts of lower status, with the alternative of retirement before attaining the age at which a pension becomes payable; and does the Board propose to initiate any action for the compensation of such headmistresses for loss of status, as distinct from any arrangements which may be made to obviate loss of salary in cases where the headmistress consents to accept a post of lower status?


I am aware that as a result of re-organisation teachers sometimes lose their posts as headmasters and headmistresses, but there is ample evidence that local authorities and managers, with whom appointments rest, are most anxious to find other suitable posts for their displaced teachers, and are generally successful in doing so.

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