HC Deb 22 June 1956 vol 554 cc133-4W
Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Education how many unfilled posts are expected in secondary schools in England and Wales in September, 1956; and what evidence he has to show that the Burnham Committee recommendations which, with the higher superannuation contributions, will increase the basic starting salary by only 4.4 per cent. and the graduate's starting salary by only 8.4 per cent., will prove adequate in recruiting the necessary numbers of properly qualified men teachers.

Sir D. Eccles

I do not have the information asked for in the first part of the Question. All the places in teacher training colleges are filled for next September and it remains to be seen whether applications from men for places for September, 1957, will increase. It is also impossible to say whether more men graduates will take up teaching as a result of the new Burnham scales if they are approved.