The latest date for which complete information is at present available is the 31st March, 1921. On that date the average salaries were:
— Men. Women, Men and Women. £ £ £ Certificated Teachers. 330 253 276 Uncertificated Teachers. 173 140 142
It is estimated that the average salaries on 1st April, 1922, would be:
— Men. Women. Men and Women. £ £ £ Certificated Teachers. 359 274 299 Uncertificated Teachers. 176 151 153
§ Mr. MILLS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that uncertificated teachers in Swansea have already suffered a reduction in salary from £260 per annum to £182, and that the following reductions have been made —Nottingham £38 per annum, Merthyr Tydfil £38 per annum—these teachers are to be included in the further deduction of 5 per cent?
The reductions in the salaries of uncertificated teachers in certain areas are due to the fact that formerly their salaries were substantially in excess of the salaries recommended by the Burnham Committee. My right hon. Friend cannot regard it as equitable that teachers who formerly received lower salaries should be required to contribute and that these teachers should be exempted.