HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc265-6W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education if he will reconsider his decision to deprive a teacher, concerning whom he has been furnished with details, of the training allowance to which he is entitled under Appendix II of the Burnham Technical Report, on the ground that during part of his training he held an unpaid student-demonstratorship involving not more than three hours teaching per week; and whether he will issue instructions that other teachers shall not be deprived of their appropriate training allowances through having gained valuable experience by rendering similar unpaid services.

Mr. Tomlinson

Where entitlement to additions to scale salary in respect of training, under the conditions of the Burnham Report, is established, it is a statu- tory duty resting upon a local education authority to make such payments. The certified entries in the teachers' service book relating to this teacher did not establish an entitlement since there were no entries relating to the full time research work in the period from September, 1908. Details of this work have now been received from the local education authority, and it should be possible to agree the rate of salary paid to this teacher. My Department is in communication with the authority.