§ 65. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further consideration he has given to the proposal to send a circular to local authorities drawing their attention to the Department's recommendations relating to corporal punishment.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
I have considered the suggestion, but there do not seem to me to be sufficient grounds for sending out a circular singling out for special attention the recommendations about corporal punishment from among the many other recommendations in the memorandum, "The Primary School in Scotland."
§ 66. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to set up a working party containing representatives of the teachers of local authorities, and of the Department of Education, to inquire into the present extent of corporal punishment in Scottish schools and its relationship to size of classes, unsuitable accommodation and other relevant factors.110W