HC Deb 03 February 1960 vol 616 cc152-4W
Mrs. Hart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of fully qualified certificated women teachers who entered training between 1919 and 1926 at present employed in teaching posts in Scottish schools; and what is the estimated annual cost of raising their proposed new salary scales to the level proposed for teachers of technical subjects.

Mr. Mlaclay

About 2,400 non-graduate women teachers of general subjects who entered training between 1920 and 1926 inclusive are at present employed in Scottish schools. As regards the second part of the Question, teachers of technical subjects are paid on several different scales. One of these scales is that on which these women teachers are already being paid; another is that on which, for a special reason, the non-graduate men teachers of general subjects who trained at the same time are paid. The additional cost of paying these women teachers on the latter scale would be about £240,000 a year.