HC Deb 17 October 1946 vol 427 cc1051-2
44 and 81. Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

asked the Minister of Education (1) how many authorities are entitled to submit lists recommending additional payment above the Burnham Committee Scale to teachers holding posts of special responsibility; how many authorities have done so; and what is the total number of names submitted;

(2) how many authorities have submitted lists of teachers qualified for payments above the Burnham Committee scale for posts of special responsibility by 1st October, 1945, 1st January, 1946, 1st April, 1946, and 1st July, 1946; and in how many cases, respectively, such recommendations have been approved.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education (Mr. Hardman)

As the answer involves a considerable amount of factual material, I will, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, communicate the information to him direct.

Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre

Will the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that since this recommendation was made in April, 1945, there is no substantial number of teachers, whose claims have been admitted, still awaiting a decision?

Mr. Hardman

During the last three months there has been a big improvement in the primary and secondary fields. On 1st July, only 37 proposals had been agreed out of 115 submitted, but on 1st October 102 had been agreed out of 134 submitted, so that the delay is not very apparent today.