HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 cc1423-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Derbyshire Education Committee's scale of salaries is below that of the majority of other counties, and that, in consequence, it is often impossible to obtain teachers for the Derbyshire schools to fill vacancies; and whether he can use his influence to remedy this state of affairs?


So many scales of salary for teachers are now under revision that it is not possible to make any fair comparison between county areas. I understand that the scale for Derbyshire has lately been under reconsideration; so soon as it is settled, the authority will no doubt inform the Board, and I shall then be better able to judge of its probable effect in encouraging candidates to enter the profession.