HC Deb 26 June 1906 vol 159 cc778-9
MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that, in the new regulations for pupil teachers in England, an additional grant of £2 per head is given to county councils for the travelling and other incidental expenses of pupil teachers, making a total grant of £9 for each pupil teacher; and whether, in addition to the £8 per head allowed for the junior students in the minute for training of teachers in Scotland, he will endeavour to socure a similar grant for Scotland.


The cost to the Treasury, under the new regulations for England, of a pupil teacher who completes a three years course is £6+ £9 + £9 =£24—exactly the cost of a junior student who completes his course under the regulations for Scotland. But a large proportion of the pupil teachers in England take only a two years course, in which case their cost to the Treasury is only £9+£9=£18—less than in Scotland.