HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 cc52-3W
81. Mr. Reeves

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education whether he is aware of the dismissal of Miss Edith Bamford, as head mistress of a Church of England school at North Owersby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, for teaching at a Methodist Sunday school; and, in view of the violation of the liberty of the subject, if he will arrange for her reinstatement.

Sir E. Boyle

My noble Friend deplores the reasons publicly given by the managers for their action, but understands that before they communicated with the head mistress, she had accepted the local education authority's offer to employ her, pending her retirement in 1958, at another school without loss of salary. He does not therefore propose to pursue the question of the teacher's return.