HC Deb 17 September 1931 vol 256 cc1004-5
21. Mr. MANDER

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will state what instructions have been given by his Department with reference to the reduction by 13 per cent. of the salaries of municipal employ és serving in the offices of education committees who have already suffered Civil Service pay reductions?


No hard and fast rule has been imposed with reference to the reductions in salaries of officers other than teachers employed by local education authorities; but the Board have informed the authorities that, in determining their grant, they will have regard to the extent to which appropriate reductions in such salaries and wages have been made in the light of the reductions in the salaries of teachers and the various branches of the public service. Any recent reduction in salary would clearly be a relevant factor in considering whether any further reduction was appropriate.


Do I understand from that answer that it is not intended that the 15 per cent. cut shall be applied to employ és in this category?


As far as my Department is concerned the reduction will be the appropriate one, and what that might be will be determined by the facts.