Teachers' Salaries

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th January 1966.

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Photo of Mr Ian MacArthur Mr Ian MacArthur , Perth and East Perthshire 12:00 am, 26th January 1966

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his announcement has provoked a grave crisis of confidence among teachers in Scotland? Is he further aware that his cut in the salary recommendations of the Scottish Joint Council and his decision to refer the reduced scale to the Prices and Incomes Board is contrary to the spirit of the three-year agreement reached with the teachers in 1963 and is undermining the negotiating machinery for the future?