HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc1922-3
35. Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Education when he proposes officially to inform the House of his attitude towards the Burnham Committee's report and of his proposals for its implementation.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have informed the Chairman of the Burnham Committee that the new salary scales recommended for teachers in primary and secondary schools, as submitted to me in an outline statement, are such as I shall be able to approve. Final approval of the scales and arrangements for their implementation must await the submission of the proposals in detail.

Commander Maitland

Will the Minister assure the House that he appreciates the importance of taking every opportunity to explain to people the reasons why the rising costs of education are necessary and inevitable? Does he not realise the anxiety which these rising costs have evoked, and the importance of retaining the good will of ratepayers and local authorities?

Mr. Tomlinson

I will read that supplementary question in HANSARD tomorrow, and consider it.