HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 c511W
59. Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why women teachers who entered training between 1st January 1920 and 1st January 1927 are paid on Scale 7, while men with similar qualifications are on Scale 4, as are women who entered training before 1920; and what would be the annual cost of ending this anomaly.

Mrs. Hart

This longstanding feature of the salaries regulations arises from past concessions given for different reasons to men who entered training before 1926 and to women who did so before 1920. These reasons do not apply to women who entered training after 1920. The annual cost of extending the concession to these women might be as much as £500,000.