HC Deb 03 April 1963 vol 675 cc444-5
38. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what reply he has sent to the headmasters of Belmont High School and St. Margaret's High School, Ayr, in response to their letter of 5th March about teachers' salaries in Ayrshire.

Mr. Noble

My hon. Friend will have had the letter which I sent to him on the subject on 26th March.

Sir T. Moore

Yes, Sir, that is quite true, but will my right hon. Friend bear it mind that there is a great deal of concern among the teaching profession in Scotland at this refusal of the authorities to appoint deputy head teachers in secondary schools? Will my right hon. Friend do his best to persuade the authorities?

Mr. Noble

I know that my hon. Friend appreciates that the appointment of deputy head teachers is in the discretion of the education authorities. Accordingly, it is not open to me to intervene.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

In view of the fact that so many people have come here today specially to hear Scottish Questions, could not the right hon. Gentleman give more satisfactory Answers?