HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 cc106-7W
121. Mr. Haydn Davies

asked the Minister of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the financial hardship which many men awaiting training are experiencing, either owing to lack of employment in the waiting period or, in the event of their being employed as temporary teachers, the inadequate salary paid, particularly in view of the absence of allowances, payment of which will not commence until entry into college; and what steps he proposes to take to alleviate such hardship.

Mr. Tomlinson

I am not aware that there is any widespread unemployment among these candidates. Those who take posts as temporary teachers are paid salaries in accordance with the Burnham scales appropriate to such posts. I am satisfied that the best way to alleviate any difficulties among the candidates is to open new colleges as fast as possible, and this is being done.

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