§ 22. Major ATTLEE
asked the President of the Board of Education why the Board has refused to sanction the payment by the Huntingdon Education Committee of the sum of £15 owing to Mr. A. de L. Mann, late assistant master at the Grammar School, Huntingdon, although the governors of the school agreed that he was entitled to receive this sum?
I am not quite clear to what transaction the hon. and gallant Member is referring. The Board recently ascertained that the rate of salary fixed by the local education authority for Mr. Mann on the 31st March, 1922, appeared to be in excess of the rate as calculated in accordance with the Burnham Report and the Board's circulars thereon. The Board have informed the authority that they are prepared to reconsider the amount of the salary which they can recognise for grant, on receipt of satisfactory evidence as to the length of Mr. Mann's service.