HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 cc1255-6
8. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations the average weekly wages paid to African and European teachers and other staff, respectively, in the Education Department of Swaziland.

Mr. Alport

As the Answer contains a large number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Thomas

Yes, but I am very interested to know whether there is very much disparity. Maybe the hon. Gentleman could tell me that at once?

Mr. Alport

The education service in Swaziland, like the Civil Service as a whole, is divided into senior and junior divisions. The senior division in the education service is manned entirely by Europeans, and the junior division by Africans. The responsibilities and qualifications for the two are not parallel. Therefore, the remuneration is not parallel either.

Following is the answer:

Post Basic Salary
Director of Education 1,650 (fixed)
Education Officer including School Principal Male 625–1,515
Female 556–1,212
Vice Principal 625–1,290
Teacher, Grade I Male 600–1,020
Female 500–816
Teacher, Grade II Male 550–940
Female 460–752
Teacher, Grade III Female 400–584
Matron 330–535
Assistant Matron 300–420
Trade Instructor 625–940
Male Clerk 475–940
Lady Clerk 340–556
Clerk, Higher Grade 375–705
Clerk, Grade I 96–480
Assistant Education Officer 375–705
Supervisor of Schools 96–480
Assistant Trade Instructor 96–480
Demonstrator 96–480
Teacher, Grade I 96–480
Teacher, Grade II 96–285
Teacher, Grade III 96–195
Miscellaneous subordinate Staff 96–285
Office Messenger 78–120
(1) None of the above senior service posts is at present held by an African.
All the above junior service posts are at present held by Africans.
(3) A cost-of-living allowance is payable to all members of the Department except the Housekeepers and Matrons, at the rate of 15½ per cent. of basic salary for male married officers, subject to a maximum of £170 10s. per annum, and 7¾ per cent. for single officers and women, subject to a maximum of £85 5s. per annum.