§ Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether having regard to the fact that a number of school boards in Scotland have adopted the minima scales of salaries for school teachers recommended by the Craik Departmental Committee while the majority of the school boards have so far taken no action in the matter, he will take steps to secure the adoption of at least the minima scales recommended by the Craik Committee in all schools until the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill relating to salaries of teachers come into operation?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The Scotch Education Department, in connection with the Grant in Aid of teachers' salaries, have called the attention of school boards and managers to the recommendations of the Departmental Committee, but they have at present no power to take the action suggested in the question. All they can do in the meantime is to set aside, as they have done for the last two years, from the sum received an equivalent grant, the maximum amount possible, having regard to other necessities, for grants to 343W school boards and other managers of schools towards improving the salaries of teachers.
§ Mr. MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he can state the number of school boards in Scotland which have adopted the minima scales of salaries for teachers recommended by the Craik Departmental Committee on the remuneration of Scottish teachers; the number of school boards which have adopted higher scales than those recommended by the Committee; and the number of school boards which have taken no action in the matter?