HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1733W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will take into consideration the advisability of reconstituting without delay the Committee presided over by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for the Scottish Universities, to report to him, as an advisory body, on the proposals of the Economy Committee in so far as Scottish education in general, and the salaries of teachers in Scotland in particular, are concerned, in view of the widespread belief that conditions in Scotland may be treated in a manner similar to that to be adopted in England in spite of their complete lack of similarity?


The Education (Scotland) Act, 1918, has rendered the course suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend unnecessary. Under Section 20 a Council has been established for the express purpose of advising the Department on general educational matters, while Section 6 (1) (c) requires the Department to consult with representatives of the education authorities and of the teaching profession before taking any action in regard to salaries.