National Union of Teachers (President).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1932.

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Photo of Mr Cecil Pike Mr Cecil Pike , Sheffield, Attercliffe

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will recommend that education authorities should suspend the employment of any employé elected to the presidency of the National Union of Teachers during his year of office?

Photo of Mr Herwald Ramsbotham Mr Herwald Ramsbotham , Lancaster

It has been the practice of the Board not to interfere with the discretion of local education authorities in matters of this sort, and I see no reason for any change in that practice.

Photo of Mr Cecil Pike Mr Cecil Pike , Sheffield, Attercliffe

Does not the hon. Gentleman consider it extremely unfair, both to the authority and the union concerned, that this servant should for that year have to serve both parties, who automatically come into conflict with each other, and does he consider—

Photo of Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy Lieut-General Edward Fitzroy , Daventry

That is a matter of opinion.