§ 82. Mr. Wood
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he proposes to take to remove 292W the disadvantage suffered by teachers who are required to gain additional qualifications to teach in schools for the deaf or the blind, and who lose the benefit of one year's service for incremental purposes by working for these qualifications in their own time.
§ Mr. Prentice
Under the existing provisions governing teachers' pay such a loss should not occur. I am sending the right hon. Gentleman a note explaining the position. My right hon. Friend will, of course, be glad to look into any particular cases of which the right hon. Gentleman knows.
§ Mr. Horner
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will endeavour, in the next round of negotiations on teachers' salaries, to remove the existing anomaly whereby a graduate teacher under twenty-one years of age is denied the graduate teacher's allowance.
§ Mr. Crosland
This is a matter to be settled by negotiation through the new machinery to be established under the Remuneration of Teachers Bill still before Parliament.