HC Deb 10 May 1951 vol 487 c2133
14. Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Education how many local education committees have not yet adopted the pool scheme recommended by the Burnham Committee in their recent report; and whether any of these authorities have signified their intention not to introduce such a scheme.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have no information on these points. I have not asked local education authorities to what extent they propose to exercise their discretion to incur expenditure on teachers' salaries that would be chargeable to the area pool.

Commander Maitland

Will the Minister consider making inquiries, because my information is that certain local authorities will not adopt this proposal?

Mr. Tomlinson

I will look into the position when the scheme has been running a little longer and see what are their intentions.