HC Deb 15 June 1915 vol 72 c529

asked the Secretary for Scotland what allowance he is prepared to make in the case of teachers who, by reason of their having taken up military duties, have been prevented from taking the certificate examination; whether the requirements of the examination can in their case be modified in any way and the period of training shortened; and whether partial disablement incurred in military service will in such cases not be treated as a disqualification for recognition as certificated teacher?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

If any such cases as are referred to in the first part of the hon. Member's question are brought to the notice of the Scottish Education Department, they will be most sympathetically considered. But, as their number cannot under any circumstances be large, it seems undesirable to limit the range of possible concession by defining it specifically. As regards the last part of the question, no partial disablement which leaves the teacher reasonably fit to discharge the essential duties of his post will be regarded as a disqualification.