HC Deb 01 March 1962 vol 654 c160W
35. Mr. Cooper

asked the Minister of Education if he will give consideration to the possibility and desirability of transferring the payment of teachers' salaries from local authorities to his Department.

Sir D. Eccles

No. This would involve a substantial shift in the balance of power from local to central Government.

Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Education from what date the full award of the Burnham Committee in favour of teachers' salaries will come into effect.

Sir D. Eccles

The approved salary scales came into effect on 1st January, 1962.