§ Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Education the approximate amount of expenditure which will be incurred by local education authorities arising from the decision of the Government to reduce the salaries of teachers by 10 per cent.?
§ Sir K. WOOD
It is estimated that in the first full year the proposed reduction of teachers' salaries would lead to a saving of approximately £5,000,000 to public funds. It is proposed to distribute this saving in such a way that the rate expenditure of local education authorities would benefit to the extent of rather less than £500,000.