HC Deb 08 July 1907 vol 177 cc1167-8
Mr. SUTHERLAND (Elgin Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he can state the number of persons who have been added to the staff of the school inspectorate in Scotland for the last ten years, the proportion of those who were assistant teachers immediately before appointment, with the average number of years they taught, and the number of persons who were headmasters when they received appointments.


Since 1st January, 1897, thirty-five persons, exclusive of those (four) transferred from the Science and Art Department, were added to the school inspectorate. Of these, twenty-four were serving as teachers at the time of appointment, sixteen as assistant teachers —the average length of service in their case being eight years—and eight as headmasters.