Teachers' Salary Scales (Equal Pay)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th November 1944.

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Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East 12:00 am, 16th November 1944

asked the Minister of Education whether he will give an assurance that before approving the new salary scales for teachers he will make it clear to the Burnham Committee that, in the light of any recommendations of the Royal Commission on Equal Pay, they may be subject to revision before the usual period of three years.

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

I am satisfied that the Burnham Committee are fully alive to the point my hon. Friend has in mind: they have properly deferred any consideration of the issue of equal pay pending the outcome of the Royal Commission.

Photo of Miss Thelma Cazalet Miss Thelma Cazalet , Islington East

Does that mean that the new unequal scales will not be binding over a three year period?

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

I think the position is that they have not yet been accepted.