HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc385-6W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education if she will inquire info the case, details of which have been submitted, of a schoolmaster who qualified as a teacher in 1941 after a two years' course at a training college, was immediately called up by the Army and released four years later; who obtained his first teaching appointment in January, 1946, with a salary of £100 per annum less than the starting salary of emergency teachers trained and maintained by the Government; and, in view of the fact that emergency trained teachers' prewar jobs are taken into consideration in assessing commencing salaries, while this teacher's previous experience was ignored, if she will rectify the position.

Mr. Hardman

The Burnham Report on scales of salaries for teachers in primary and secondary schools has been amended with effect from 6th November, 1946, to permit the counting for salary purposes of prewar non-teaching experience in cases of the type mentioned by the hon. Member.