§ Mr. Lipson
asked the President of the Board of Education, what is the salary scale for supplementary teachers in the county of Gloucester; and why has he raised objections to the proposal of the Gloucestershire County Education Committee to pay to these teachers the same war bonus that he has approved for the higher-paid teachers in their service?
§ Mr. Butler
The salary scale for supplementary teachers in Gloucestershire has been augmented since the beginning of the war and is now £100, rising by increments of £7 10s. to a maximum of £20. The payment of bonus on the basis of the recent award for teachers on Burnham salary scales would place these supplementary teachers in a more favourable position than uncertificated teachers of comparable service. It is for this reason that my Department have found difficulty in approving the proposal of the education authority in its present form.