§ 2. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that teachers with an ordinary degree of a Scottish university who, in addition, hold the degree of Bachelor of Education with first or second class honours, are leaving teaching posts for posts as industrial or educational psychologists because salaries in these fields are at least £300 per annum higher; and whether he will take steps to rectify this.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
Teachers holding the degree of Bachelor of Education from time to time obtain posts in the educational service as administrators or educational psychologists. Such posts are recognised avenues of advancement within the service for which the possession of the degree is a qualification. My right hon. Friend has no evidence of any substantial movement of teachers holding this degree into posts as industrial psychologists.