§ 26 Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if lie is prepared to institute an inquiry into the whole salary position as it affects education authorities, secondary teachers, and head-masters of secondary schools in Scotland:
(2) if he is aware of the judgment given by the House of Lords in Smart v. Education Authority of County of Perth; and what action, if any, does he propose to replace the seven years' temporary arrangement for fixing temporary teachers' salaries by a defined and fixed national minimum scale of salaries for this class of Scottish teachers?
§ Major ELLIOT
This whole matter has been receiving the careful consideration of my right hon. Friend and the Department, as directed by the statute, are at present in consultation with representatives of the education authorities and of the teaching profession as to the necessary action.