HC Deb 11 May 1948 vol 450 cc204-5W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that the Northumberland Education Committee is withholding increments due to teachers under the Burnham scale for salaries causing them hardship on the ground that he has not issued full reports and details of the application of the Burnham scale; and if he will rectify the position.

Mr. Tomlinson

In a Memorandum dated 24th March, 1948, local education authorities were informed that I had made an order for the purpose of securing that the remuneration of teachers employed by them for full-time service in primary and secondary schools and in establishments for further education would, as from 1st April, 1948, be in accordance with scales recently submitted by the Burnham Committee and approved by me. At the same time it was explained that some unavoidable delay had occurred in distributing copies of the full reports containing the detailed conditions for applying scales. Copies of the Burnham Reports should be in the hands of authorities in the early part of this week.