HC Deb 09 December 1925 vol 189 cc488-9W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the grant proposed to be paid to authorities under Appendix (1) of Circular 1,371 makes provision for the employment of the same number of teachers during the next three years as were employed on the 31sb March, 1925; and. if so, whether an authority which employs more teachers than on the 31st March, 1925, will have to pay the salaries of those teachers which are in excess of that number out of the rates?


The hon. Member need not assume that the grant proposed under the Circular is intended to stabilise the number of teachers employed, during the period covered, at the number employed on the 31st March, 1925. The grant proposed is a guaranteed minimum during that period, not a fixed maximum, and, as I have already stated, I am ready to discuss the details of the proposals made in the Circular in their application to the area of any particular authority.