HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 c342W
99. Mr. Deer

asked the Minister of Education if she is aware of the financial hardship which has arisen in the case of teachers who have taken up temporary exchange appointments in the U.S.A.; and whether she will indicate what steps been taken to alleviate the position of these teachers.

Mr. Hardman

Yes. Sir. I fully appreciate the difficulties caused to these teachers, mainly owing to the recent rise in the cost of living in the U.S.A., and arrangements have been made for a special grant to be made to each teacher through the Interchange Committee of the English-Speaking Union, which administers the scheme. I understand that similar arrangements are being made by the Secretary of State for Scotland for the Scottish teachers concerned.

Mr. Nutting

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will state the pay and allowances granted to British teachers sent out to the U.S.A. by the British Council; and whether he is satisfied that these emoluments are such as to enable them to carry out their duties satisfactorily.

Mr. Mayhew

The British Council has sent no teachers to the United States of America and is in no way responsible for any British teachers who are there. If the hon. Member has in mind the English teachers who have gone to the United States of America under an exchange scheme arranged through the English-Speaking Union, I would refer him to the reply given today by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education to my hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln (Mr. Deer).

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