HC Deb 21 April 1920 vol 128 cc405-6
84. Mr. R. YOUNG

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the remuneration of tutors for the tutorial classes conducted under the auspices of university joint boards is in the majority of cases at the pre-War level, and in consequence of this low rate the services of the experienced tutors are being lost; whether he will have inquiry made into this matter with a view to increasing the grants for the purpose of raising the rate of pay proportionate to the increased cost of living; and whether he will grant a return showing the number of tutorial classes each year since their establishment, the number of tutors each year and the average length of service as tutors of persons who have taken such classes, and the present and pre-War rates of remuneration in the various universities?


Some University Joint Committees still pay their tutors of university tutorial classes the same salaries as before the War, but others have made increased payments to some or all of their tutors. I am aware that the view is held that existing salaries are at least in some respects inadequate and insufficient to attract or retain the best qualified tutors. The matter has recently received my personal consideration, but I regret to say that I have not found it practicable to increase the rate of grant paid by the Board of Education in respect of these classes. I will consider whether a return can be made for the information of the hon. Member on the points which he specifies at the end of his question.

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