HC Deb 17 February 1921 vol 138 c251
16. Mr. CLOUGH

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can now state, for the guidance of local authorities, the attitude of the Board with regard to the Report of the Burnham Committee; and how many education authorities in the country have already adopted it?

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

The Board's attitude on the matter is fully explained in the correspondence between Lord Burnham and myself, which has been published, and of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. The local education authorities are now engaged in con sidering the Report in the light of that correspondence.


In the event of a number of the education authorities putting the Burnham Report into operation in regard to teachers' salaries, is the Board of Education prepared to assist them, on account of the extraordinary extra expenditure which they will have to incur through raising the teachers' salaries?


The Board is prepared to do what is right.