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Intermediate School, Brain- Tree (Appointment)

Volume 149: debated on Friday 16 December 1921

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the recent appointment made by the Essex education authorities to the position of caretaker to the intermediate school at Bocking, Braintree, and that the public announcement of the vacancy stated that special consideration would be given to the applications of ex-service men; how many of such men applied; whether four ex-service men were selected to appear before the committee; whether the appointment was ultimately made outside the ranks of the ex-service men; and whether he will cause the transaction to be reconsidered in accordance with the original announcement?

I have no knowledge of this matter. The appointment of care- takers of Provided Schools is within the discretion of the local education authority, and I have no authority to intervene in the matter.