§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the claim of the staffs of the three Scottish agricultural colleges to salaries equal to those paid to corresponding officers in England has been considered; what is the amount of the sum involved; and whether provision will be made n the Estimates for the year 1927–28 for establishing equality of remuneration as between Scottish and English staffs?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I regret that it has not yet been found Possible to devise a method satisfactory to all parties of 1273W giving effect to the proposed revision of the salaries of these staffs. In these circumstances it has been necessary to frame the Estimates for the coming year on the basis of existing arrangements, but it does not follow that the matter could not be dealt with during the year if a satisfactory solution could be found.