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English Schoolmasters

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 27 June 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the pay and prospects of schoolmasters in English schools in India are considered quite inadequate; and mill he have inquiry made with a view to improving the position and attracting suitable students to the teaching profession in India?

I have received no representations on the subject. The matter is primarily one for the governing bodies of the schools concerned. So far as improvement of the scale of pay depends on an increase of the Government Grants-in-Aid, I fear the present financial conditions are not favourable, but I will communicate my hon. Friend's question to the Government of India for consideration.