§ MR. CHARLES MORLEY (Brecknock)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Educa- 958 tion, (1) whether, under Clause 10 of the Education Bill, the powers of management which must be delegated to a local body include the appointment and dismissal of teachers, the determination what shall be the qualifications and number of the staff; (2) what subjects shall be taught, e.g., manual instruction or cooking; (3) whether it will be competent under the Bill for local managers, without the consent of the Education authority, to require teachers to be members of any particular church; (4) whether local managers may require their teachers to give the religious instruction provided for under Clause 27; and (5), how local managers are to be appointed in a school district co-extensive with a parish but not co-extensive with an urban district, and which is not a rural district?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (SIR JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The delegation under Clause 10 of the Bill would be subject to Section 15 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870. This section would enable the education authority to delegate such of their powers as they thought proper, subject to any condition they imposed. The second paragraph calls attention to a case not provided for in the Bill, which will be considered before the clause is reached.