HC Deb 29 October 1987 vol 121 cc360-1W
Mr. John Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which education authorities in London pay their teachers inner London weighting; and what criteria are used in determining such authorities.

Mrs. Rumbold

London allowances at the inner area rate are paid to primary and secondary school teachers who serve in the area of the Inner London education authority, and of the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Ealing, Haringey, Merton, and Newham. The arrangements were agreed by the Burnham committee and remain unchanged. My right hon. Friend has invited the interim advisory committee to examine and report to him on whether there should be any change in London area allowances.