§ MR. A. ALLEN (Christchurch)
To ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the views put forward to his predecessor by a deputation of school attendance officers, who urged that school attendance officers should be given a status directly responsible to the Board of Education; and whether he can state what action, if any, the Board proposes to take in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The Board have not overlooked the questions which were raised by a deputation of attendance officers to the Board on 25th July last; but, as was stated to the deputation by my predecessor, they are not able to hold out any hopes of legislation with a view to making attendance 2321 officers departmental servants of the Board of Education.