HC Deb 26 February 1920 vol 125 cc1929-30W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the operation of the recently adopted scales of salary for Scottish teachers, some certificated teachers who have been promoted to training college work are now receiving less salary than they would have obtained had they remained as teachers in an elementary school; whether, having regard to the responsibility of training college work, he will explain the reason for this; and whether the Scottish Education Department are prepared favourably to consider individual cases of this kind so that special instructions regarding them might be issued?


I would remind my hon. Friend that the salaries of training college teachers are determined by the managers whom they serve, the function of the department being strictly limited to approving proposals that may be submitted to them. I am, therefore, unable to supply either the information or the explanation that is asked for, and equally I am not in a position to arrange for the issue of instructions. I may, however, say that, so far as I am aware, no proposal designed to remove an anomaly arising out of the institution of the minimum national scales has been refused sanction by the department.