HC Deb 14 December 1922 vol 159 cc3179-80W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that, under Circular 1227, which defines military service recognised for increments under the Burnham scales, many hardships are being inflicted upon men who rendered military service; and that all service rendered by women with the forces of the Crown in any military or military-aid capacity is denied recognition for increments under the Burnham scales owing to the Board's refusal to pay grants on such increments; and whether he will take the necessary" steps to amend the terms of Circular 1227 so as to obviate these injustices to men and women who rendered service during the War?


Circular 1227, which was issued after very careful consideration of all the circumstances, represents the extent to which the Board have authority to recognise War service for the calculation of grant upon teachers' salaries; and I cannot undertake to re-open the matter.