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Joint European Torus

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will tabulate in the Official Report the salaries in £ sterling proposed to be paid to the staff of the European School to be established in connection with the Joint European Torus project at Culham, Oxfordshire, showing those parts which may be subject to United Kingdom tax, together with the Burnham Scale salaries for comparable posts in England and Wales.

The salaries paid to teachers in European schools are laid down in the teaching staff regulations of the European schools. The salaries, including the Community weighting for the United Kingdom of 36·5 per cent., are as follows:

Head teacher11,48918,447
Secondary teacher8,96015,916
Primary teacher6,49112,015
Nursery teacher5,96410,586
The teachers are recruited by the respective Governments who continue to pay the appropriate national salary at the time of transfer. The European schools make up the difference.The British teachers will pay United Kingdom tax on the whole of their in- come. Non-British teachers will not be subject to United Kingdom tax but will pay tax in their own countries on their national salaries.The European school at Culham is not opening until September; it will provide for pupils between the ages of 4 and 18 and will be organised in different language sections. All these factors mean that no valid comparison can be drawn with teaching posts in this country.