HC Deb 22 March 1886 vol 303 c1475
DR. CLARK (Caithness)

asked the Secretary for Scotland, Why Caithness and Sunderland are exempted from the provisions giving increased grants to the Highland counties for increased regularity in attendance, and why graduates should receive 10s., while teachers who are not graduates only receive 4s. for the same work, tested by the same standard?


The counties of Caithness and Sunderland are not excluded from the increased grants for average attendance; but the Department has not thought that it would be proper, without special sanction, to extend to these counties the exemption from the 17s. 6d. limit, which exemption under the Code applies only to those counties for which the Legislature has made special and express provision. The additional grants received for specific subjects, which are received by managers and not by teachers in cases where graduates are employed, is based upon the fact of the additional expense of employing graduates, who are specially qualified and require a specially large salary. It is very important to encourage the connection between the University and the elementary schools.