HC Deb 09 February 1954 vol 523 cc990-1
13. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will arrange for the teaching staff at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, to be awarded family allowances on the same scales as teaching staff of Glasgow University.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

No, Sir. Family allowances are not paid to the staffs of any educational establishments other than universities, but account of this is taken in the salary scales paid in degree departments at the Royal Technical College, which are slightly higher than at Glasgow University.

Mr. Thomson

Is the Minister aware that the slightly higher salaries which are paid in the degree departments are attributable to the extra evening work done? Will he not have another look at this and make sure that technological education, which is so important, gets full university status in Scotland?

Mr. Stewart

I agree that a high place should be given to technological education, but the £50 increase also took account of the fact that these teachers did not get a family allowance.