Oral Answers to Questions — School Inspectors.

– in the House of Commons on 29th May 1941.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

asked the President of the Board of Education how many of His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools have been seconded for other work or released for military service; and whether any temporary increase of staff has been made in consequence?

Photo of Mr Herwald Ramsbotham Mr Herwald Ramsbotham , Lancaster

Thirty-eight of His Majesty's Inspectors and 13 Assistant Inspectors have been seconded for other work or released for military service. Since the outbreak of war three temporary appointments have been made.

Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

In view of the great strain upon education authorities and teachers in present war conditions, will not the President of the Board of Education consider making use of the services of qualified persons such as retired inspectors of schools?

Photo of Mr Herwald Ramsbotham Mr Herwald Ramsbotham , Lancaster

I will bear that in mind.