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Teachers, Durham (Nut Membership)

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that the Durham County Council have sent out a circular to all teachers under their authority asking them to produce evidence of membership of a trade union by a fixed date or lose their employment; and what action he proposes to take.

I have already made my position clear in the letter which I sent to the Durham local education authority on 22nd November and in the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Canterbury (Mr. Baker White) on 23rd November. If there is evidence that as a result of the local education authority's most recent decision the educational service is likely to be endangered, I should be bound to take immediate action.