Maladjusted Children (Hostels)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 April 1959.

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Photo of Mr Alan Fitch Mr Alan Fitch , Wigan 12:00, 30 April 1959

asked the Minister of Education how many hostels there are in England and Wales for maladjusted children.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

Forty-three approved by me.

Photo of Mr Alan Fitch Mr Alan Fitch , Wigan

asked the Minister of Education what consideration he has given to the need for a uniform salary scale for wardens of hostels for maladjusted children.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

I regard this as a matter for the wardens and their employers.

Photo of Mr Alan Fitch Mr Alan Fitch , Wigan

Does the Minister agree that people engaged on such important work as this should have professional status, and that pay and conditions of service should not be left to the generosity or otherwise of local authorities?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

Quite a small number of people are involved, and there would be considerable difficulty in laying down standards in this matter.