HC Deb 29 September 1931 vol 257 cc203-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of teachers in Wales, and in the counties of Brecon and Radnor, separately, who will be affected by the proposed cuts in salaries; what is the total amount of their annual salaries at existing scales; and the amount that will be paid under the new conditions?


I regret that it is not possible to answer this question in the precise form in which it is put, but it will be seen from Circular 1413, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy, that, as regards the reduction of 10 per cent. in teachers' salaries, the Board are primarily concerned with the total expenditure under this head which is to be taken into account for purposes of their grant, and the following table therefore gives in substance the required information:

Number of teachers in regular employment in schools maintained by local education authorities on 31st March, 1930. Expenditure of Local Education Authorities on teachers' salaries for the year 1930–31.
Brecon 373 74,856
Radnor 152 32,069
Wales (all areas). 16,290 3,968,916

The figures of expenditure include some payments in respect of emergency or part-time teachers, and cannot be directly related to the numbers of teachers as given.

In addition, the following numbers of teachers were employed on 31st March, 1930, in secondary schools, training colleges, and special schools, not maintained by local education authorities; but it would not be practicable, without a special scrutiny of all the school accounts concerned, to state the expenditure incurred on their salaries:

Brecon 49
Wales (all areas) 1,248

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