HC Deb 15 August 1911 vol 29 c1749

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been directed to the low salaries of assistant masters in secondary schools; and, if so, what steps is he prepared to take to improve their position in this respect?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)

The question has been engaging my attention for some time. I am not at present prepared to make any statement. I may refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave on the 1st August and the 12th April to the hon. Member for the Exchange Division of Liverpool and to my hon. Friend the Member for North Salford, respectively.


Does the right hon. Gentleman assent to the statement in the first part of the question that these salaries are low?


I cannot say that all schoolmasters' salaries are low, but there is a large number—too large a number.