§ Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. HOARE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that there were only five women members out of more than 40 members of the Burnham Committee that has recently reported upon the salaries of men and women teachers; and whether, in the event of the Committee continuing to exist, he will add a considerable number of new women members to the Committee, including representatives of the National Federation of Women Teachers?
§ Mr. FISHER
As I explained in this House on December 15th last, the Committee in question is not a Committee appointed by the Board of Education, but was formed by agreement between the National Union of Teachers and the Associations of Local Education Authorities. I have no power to add to its members.
§ Sir P. GRIGGS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction existing among secondary school teachers owing to the delay in giving reasonable salary scales; whether he is aware that some authorities are delaying a satisfactory settlement on the plea that a Committee will shortly report on a national minimum scale for secondary teachers: and when such a Committee will be formed and when it is expected to report?
§ Mr. FISHER
I am fully alive to the importance of the matter, and am endeavouring to secure the formation of such Committee, but I have still to obtain the co-operation of one of the Associations of Local Education Authorities.