HC Deb 10 July 1963 vol 680 cc1240-1
34. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will refer to the Scottish Advisory Council on Child Care the question of setting up a Scottish Central Council in Child Care.

Mr. Noble

I take it that the hon. Member has in mind a council to deal primarily with training. The Advisory Council itself submitted to me last week a report on this and other related matters. I fully appreciate the need for better training arrangements, and I shall accordingly study this report carefully and urgently, and shall arrange for it to be published.

Mr. Thomson

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I am most grateful for that Answer? Will he bear in mind that the Scottish child care service seems to be greatly overloaded and that many child care officers are migrating to England and Wales because there are higher salaries and better training arrangements there?

Mr. Noble

I shall certainly bear that in mind.

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