§ Mr. SCOTT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is prepared to transfer the central office and staff of the Scottish Education Department to Edinburgh so that it may be in close contact with all educational matters in Scotland, available for continual conference with education committees, and amenable to Scottish public opinion on education?
§ Mr. JOHNSTON
The permanent secretary, two assistant secretaries, the accountant and the larger part of the staff of the Department have been stationed at an office in Edinburgh for many years. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the results contemplated in the latter part of the question are fully attained under this arrangement.