HC Deb 04 April 1919 vol 114 c1556W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters has declared strongly in favour of a national scale of salaries for teachers, and that other organised and influential bodies of teachers have done the same; and will he promise that the whole matter will receive early consideration, in view of the present unsatisfactory position?


I am aware of the resolution of the Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters, to which the hon. Member refers, but I have no evidence that it represents the opinion of the teaching profession as a whole. I will, of course, consider any representations which may be made to me in the matter, but I cannot pledge myself to take action in the direction suggested. There is a good deal to be said against as well as for it.