16 JUNE 1961, Page 15

SIR,—Three years ago a new master with a good honours

degree after three years at university, two years' national service and no teaching experience at all, earned £675, or about £10 10s. a week net. I think the 1959 increase would make this figure £740. After four years' work he would earn £850 gross—not bad for a man of twenty-seven or twenty- eight. I don't know how long Mr. Brand has been teach- ing or what special allowance he gets, whether on his salary or off his tax, but surely he earns more than £676 a year, even after deductions.

By the way, instead of pressing for status differ- entials, wouldn't it be better to go for family allow- ances?—Yours faithfully,