§ 22. Sir EDWARD PARROTT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been directed to the Departmental Committees set up, or about to be set up, by the Board of Education for the purpose of inquiring into the principles which should determine the construction of scales of salaries for teachers in elementary, secondary, technical, and other schools; and whether he will empower the Scotch Education Department to constitute similar committees for a similar purpose in Scotland?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Munro)
The matter is under consideration. In Scotland, however, the appointment of a Committee such as is suggested would not, in my opinion, achieve any practical result unless and until local authorities with much wider rating areas are substituted for the present school boards, and representatives of the new authorities are in a position to take part in the deliberations of the Committee.