HC Deb 23 March 1875 vol 223 c224

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he intends to add to the Scotch Code the same provisions for allowances to pupil teachers as those in the English Code?


Sir, it is our intention to give Scotland the benefit of the grants of 40s. and 60s. to pupil-teachers on passing satisfactory examinations, and it has always been the intention of the Lord President and myself that such should be the case as soon as certain other changes were made in the Scotch Code; but I must, at the same time, mention that, on extending this grant to Scotland, we shall think it necessary, in the interests of education, to introduce a provision in the Code similar to that we have placed this year in that for England, whereby a part of the grant for class examinations is made to depend on a certain percentage of children being presented in the upper standards. The time, however, of the introduction of this provision must, as my right hon. Friend will agree, be made to suit with the somewhat later period which we are about to assign for the commencement of the change of system in English schools.