HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc384-5W
66. Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Education if she is aware that teachers in many secondary grammar schools are greatly dissatisfied with the present constitution and procedure of the Burnham Committee; and if she is prepared to make more effective arrangements for a full and fair consideration of the salaries that should be paid to teachers in secondary schools, with special reference to those schools which provide full time education up to and beyond the age of 16 years for boys and girls proceeding to the universities and professions.

Mr. Hardman

I am aware that the Association representing the teachers referred to, feel that their representation on the Burnham Committee as reconstituted is not satisfactory to them. I am quite unable to agree to any proposal that there should be a reversion to the former constitution and would find grave difficulty in recognising the special claims to representation on the Committee of teachers in secondary grammar schools as distinct from those of teachers in secondary schools of other types.