§ Mr. T. P. O'CONNOR
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he is aware that the Scottish Education Department are asking a number of Irish teachers in Scotland to hand in their resignation; whether, seeing that these Irish teachers are as fully qualified as any others, he will say what is the reason for their being asked to resign; and what compensation will be given to them if their years of training and service in Ireland are not taken into consideration in computing their salaries and pensions?
§ The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for SCOTLAND
In Scotland the appointment and dismissal of teachers rests with the education authority or other managers and not with the Scottish Education Department. The Department's duty is to satisfy themselves as to the adequacy of the staff provided. In this connection, I am not aware that they have refused to accept any fully-trained Irish teacher who has taken the necessary steps to acquire a qualification under the Scottish Regulations. But if the hon. Member has knowledge of any particular cases, I shall be glad to institute inquiry on receiving the necessary particulars.