HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c165W
Mr. J. Morrison

asked the Minister of Education how many grants are being paid to students attending trade courses; what total annual sum is involved; and what are the trades concerned.

Total for Wales Cardiff
Men Women Total Men Women Total
Qualified teachers 993 4,499 5,492 89 320 409
Graduates (included above) 123 426 549 15 39 54
Unqualified teachers 67 964 1,031 2 10 12

Mr. De Chair

asked the Minister of Education, in view of the fact that the cost of living has increased by over 80 per cent. since 1938, whereas the salaries of teachers have increased since then by only 27.7 per cent. in some cases in London for those who have the longest service, whether he will consider the desirability of a Government grant of £250 to teachers to tide them over the period until any increase in salaries is decided upon.

Mr. Tomlinson