§ 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 1241 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?