§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction amongst head teachers with the scheme for assessing their salaries, according to a varying mathematical unit-value of children, by which a child under 15 represents one unit, 15 to 16, four units, between 16 and 17, eight units, over 17, 10 units; and if he will consider the modification or withdrawal of this scheme.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
This is one of the recommendations recently agreed upon by the Burnham Committee as part of the salary scales to apply to teachers in primary and secondary schools from 1st April, 1948, except that, in the proposals submitted to me, a pupil between the ages of 16 and 17 years is reckoned as 7 units, and not 8 as stated. In the absence of further recommendations by the Committee I am not prepared to take action as suggested by the hon. Member.