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Teachers

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state the amount of total career earnings over the ages 30–65, as given for a number of professions in Table 9 of Command Paper No. 939, Report of the Royal Commission on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration, for certificated teachers, certificated teachers with a university degree or equivalent, certificated men teachers with a university degree or equivalent, certificated teachers with a good honours degree, and certificated men teachers with a good honours degree, respectively, calculated in each case on a basis as near as is practicable to that explained in paragraphs 121 and 122 of Command Paper No. 939.

The total career earnings from age 30 to age 65 of various categories of certificated teachers in schools are estimated, on the basis of current salaries, to be as follows:—

£
1.All certificated teachers (including 2 and 4 below).41,000
2.All certificated teachers with Ordinary university degree or equivalent.42,000
3.Men certificated teachers with Ordinary university degree or equivalent.44,000
4.All certificated teachers with first or second class university degree.55,000
5.Men certificated teachers with first or second class university degree.57,000
Housing deficit in 1959–60
AuthorityAverage standard rent, November, 1960Expenditure per house, 1959–60TotalPer head of population
£s.d.£s.d.££s.d.
*Dunbarton Co.77276152286,036558
Armadale8865918242,0386135
Cumnock1010575329,276589
Ardrossan133264101036,4793142
Clydebank13102731410251,65841611
Saltcoats1313664101055,6603162
Tobermory14104991561,7682152
Sutherland Co.141339216123,25511910
Whitburn14162599830,267517
Airdrie15056432179,6275511
Scotland231310701011†12,489,948†2130†
*Average rent increased to £19 6s. 3d. with effect from 15th May, 1961.
† Figures relate to the areas of 93 authorities, covering 89 per cent. of local authority houses and 91 per cent. of the population in Scotland.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet considered the resolution about teachers' salaries, passed by a mass meeting of teachers called by the Educational Institute of Scotland, the Scottish Schoolmasters Association and the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association on 27th March, 1961, forwarded to him by their secretary, Mr. William A. Riddell; and what reply he has sent.

Yes. The reply sent on my behalf states that I shall bear the motion in mind in my consideration of the matters to which it refers.