§ Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he proposes to take to remove the disadvantage under which Scottish teachers are at present placed in comparison with 254W English teachers in respect of the possibility of their being elected to local councils under the education committees of which they serve.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
The associations of local authorities concerned were consulted about the recommendation of the Select Committee on Estimates that Scottish local authorities should be given the same power as English and Welsh local authorities to co-opt teachers and have indicated that they regard the proposed change in the law as unnecessary and undesirable. I am considering the recommendation further in the light of these views.