HC Deb 15 December 1955 vol 547 c1370
12. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Education whether he will take steps to ensure that alterations by deductions in the net amount received as salary by teachers will be considered by the Burnham Committee.

Sir D. Eccles

I made clear in the Second Reading debate on the Teachers' Superannuation Bill that it is open to the teachers to include a deduction from their income by way of extra pension contribution as an argument in the Burnham Committee.

Mr. G. Thomas

Is the Minister aware that he has created an impression that he would support such a demand? Is he prepared to make any representation to the Burnham Committee, or was he just talking nonsense?

Sir D. Eccles

I think the hon. Member is a little unfair. He knows that the Minister has to wait until a recommendation from the Burnham Committee is reported to him. When it comes, of course I shall look at it with very great care and interest.