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Classroom Assistants: Pay

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) nursery nurses and (b) teaching assistants employed in Slough have not been receiving equal pay compared to Slough Borough Council employees undertaking work of equivalent value in each of the last five years; what estimate he has made of (i) the number of women affected and (ii) the potential financial liability of Slough Borough Council; and when he expects the local authority to pay back-dated compensation to the women affected. (247795)

The information requested is not held centrally. When setting staff remuneration it is for individual local authorities, as employers, to ensure that they comply with equal pay legislation.