HC Deb 20 February 1939 vol 344 cc45-6W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will consider the question of establishing, in conjunction with the local education authorities, a scale of salaries in which the principle of equal pay for men and women teachers of the same professional status is embodied?

Mr. Lindsay

The salary scales of teachers are regulated by the Burnham Committees consisting of the employing authorities and the teachers acting through members appointed by their respective associations. Any question of modifying the scales at present prescribed for men and women teachers is a matter in the first instance for the consideration of the Burnham Committees.