§ Sir R. Clarry
asked the President of the Board of Education whether compulsory retirement of teachers at the age of 60 is strictly enforced by the education authorities throughout Monmouthshire; and whether he will consider the desirability, under existing war conditions, of suspending this rule?
§ Mr. Butler
I understand that rules requiring the retirement of teachers on reaching the age of 60 are no longer strictly enforced in any part of Monmouthshire. I think it most desirable, owing to the growing shortage of teachers, that such rules should be suspended, under existing war conditions, in the few areas in which I understand they are still in operation.