HC Deb 15 February 1951 vol 484 c594
16. Mr. Hollis

asked the Minister of Education whether the detailed recommendations for teachers' salaries of the Burnham Committee have yet been officially submitted to him.

Mr. Tomlinson

No, Sir.

Mr. Hollis

Does not the right hon. Member agree that this is a peculiar and not altogether satisfactory situation? The Minister, in his private capacity, as it were, made a public speech, not in this House, expressing his approval of these recommendations. Is it not rather inconvenient that there should be this large gap between his private and his official verdict?

Mr. G. Thomas

Is my right hon. Friend aware that much detailed work has had to be completed by the Burnham Committee, and that it is hoped that their Report will shortly be in his hands?

Mr. Tomlinson

I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff, West (Mr. G. Thomas), for having answered the supplementary question of the hon. Member for Devizes (Mr. Hollis) for me.

Mr. L. M. Lever

When he is considering the new proposals, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the already accepted principle of equal pay for men and women?