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School Teachers' Salaries

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 23 May 1922

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asked the President of the Board of Education what number of education authorities in England and Wales have adopted the scale which was allocated to their area by the Burnham Committee what number of authorities have adopted a lower scale than allocated; what number of authorities have only adopted the provisional minimum scale and what number have failed to adopt the provisional minimum; and what number of the whole have this year suspended the increments due under the Burnham scale?

259 local education authorities have adopted the standard scales which were allocated to their areas by the Standing Joint Committee. 39 local education authorities are paying their teachers on the provisional minimum scale. 14 local education authorities are paying their teachers on scales which are lower than the allocated standard scales, but higher than the provisional minimum scale. Two local education authorities are paying some only of their teachers on the allocated standard scales, and the rest on lower standard scales. Two local education authorities are paying their teachers on scales higher than the allocated standard scales. One local education authority has no scale in force. The Board have been informed by three local education authorities that they have decided to suspend the advances due under the Burnham scales on the 1st April, 1922.