HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 cc313-4

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the corporation of Glasgow received £69,000 from the additional moneys provided by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to restore the remainder of the cut on teachers' salaries; that no part of this sum has been used by the corporation to reduce the cut on the salaries of their teachers, but that it has been added to the general educational income of the city; that the circular of the Scottish Education Department, of 25th September, 1931, recommended that all authorities should frame their schemes in such a way that the salary of no teacher shall fall below 90 per cent. of the amount payable under the local scales in force on 1st January, 1931; and, in view of the effect which the failure of the corporation to use the £69,000 to reduce the cut on teachers' salaries has had upon the pensions of all teachers who have retired since August, 1931, whether he proposes to take any action?


As my hon. Friend is aware, I recently received a deputation from the Glasgow branch of the Educational Institute of Scotland on this subject. The matter is somewhat complicated, and it is difficult to deal with it adequately by question and answer. Accordingly, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, send him a full statement of the position. I regret, however, that I am unable to take any further action in the matter.