§ Mr. L. SMITH
asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the difficulties in which supplementary teachers now find themselves, both as regards payment and pension; and whether, as advertisements for these teachers are still being inserted in the educational 1286W papers, he will consider the desirability of legislation, if it is necessary, or advice to the educational committee if it is not, to the effect that steps should be taken to improve in both the respects mentioned the plight of these teachers, who in many cases are old and embarrassed in their finances?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
I am aware that supplementary teachers are paid at lower rates than teachers with recognised qualifications, and that they are outside the scope of the Superannuation Acts, but I am afraid that the suggestions made by the hon. Member in the second part of the question raise wide issues with which I cannot deal satisfactorily within the limits of a Parliamentary answer.