§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will rectify the situation which has arisen in respect of the salaries for education officers, in consequence of the 1975 Houghton report and the associated Soulbury arbitration, whereby many have become substantially worse off than the staff for whom they have direct responsibility; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
The salary scales of chief education officers and their deputies are negotiated by the joint negotiating committee for chief officers of local authorities. Those of education officers who do not rank as chief officers are reviewed by the national joint council for local authorities' administrative, professional,
ESTIMATED NET RECURRENT EXPENDITURE ON NURSEY EDUCATION IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1979–80 £000s at 1979 survey prices Nursery schools Nursery classes in Primary schools Total Berkshire … … … … … … 650 568 1,218 Buckinghamshire … … … … … 165 362 527