§ 30. Mr. Cecil Wilson
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of cases during the last two years in which education authorities and/or other local government authorities have declined to accept the recommendations of school managers as to the appointment of teachers, and as to the specific grounds upon which such refusal has been confirmed; and whether in all such cases other appointments have been made of fully qualified teachers?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
Cases known to the Board are those in which they have been called upon to determine under Section 29 (9) of the Education Act, 1921, a question arising between the local education authority and the managers of a non-provided school. In the last two years there have been two such cases in which the local education authority have withheld their consent to the appointment of a teacher under section 29 (2) (c) of the Act: in both cases the Board confirmed the action of the authority, determining that consent had been withheld on educational grounds. I have no record of the other appointments made but it is to be assumed that they would be made in compliance with the requirements of the code.