§ MR. SMEATON (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the disapproval of the recently published Draft Regulations for the preliminary education, training, and certification of teachers for various grades of schools expressed by certain school boards and other public bodies in Scotland, and emphasised at a public meeting in Edinburgh on 19th February last, he will consent to summon a conference, thoroughly representative of Scottish opinion, to consider and advise on the said Draft Regulations.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
The Regulations have been submitted to and reported on by the Provincial Committees for the Training of Teachers. Any representations made regarding them by school boards or other bodies interested 646 in the subject will be carefully considered, but the hon. Member's proposal is not one which can be adopted.