§ MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he will give the names of the schools selected for teaching junior students, and the reasons why these have been chosen in preference to others making application.
(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) A list of the schools in question will be included in the Report on the training of teachers which will be issued shortly. It is not possible to state in detail in answer to a Question the considerations which have guided the Department in making a decision in each case, but generally speaking those schools have been accepted which gave promise, either from past successes, or from the undertakings now given to provide a sufficiently qualified staff and suitable equipment, of being in a position to give a complete five years' course of secondary instruction to pupils who have reached the stage of the qualifying examination (Article 29 of the Code).