§ 39. Mr. Stephen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many meetings have taken place of the National Joint Council representatives of teachers and education authorities; and whether consideration has been given to the need for placing non-graduate teachers on the graduate scale in future after a definite period of service?
The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Wedderburn)
I am informed that the National Joint Council have held two meetings, and that they have not, so far, considered the matter to which the hon. Member refers.
§ Mr. Stephen
Will the Minister draw the attention of the Council to the importance of this question and the great injustice that these non-graduate teachers are suffering?
I think my right hon. Friend said in reply to a previous question that he is not prepared to instruct the National Joint Council on what matters they should consider, but if the hon. Member wishes, I will undertake to see that this Question and Answer are brought to their notice.