§ 13. Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is aware that, after a three-year course at a college of education, a starting salary for a teacher of £730 is not enough; whether he is aware that 20 per cent. of teachers qualifying do not enter the teaching profession; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Crosland
The Management Panel of the Burnham Committee recently made an offer which included a starting salary of £800; following disagreement on the Burnham Committee the teachers' salary claim is now going to arbitration. The hon. Member's figure of 20 per cent. in the second part of his Question is wholly incorrect; the best estimate I can make is about 3 per cent.