§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the system of combined appointment operating in further education establishments requires an increasing number of teachers, thus worsening the existing teaching shortage, and is in conflict with the wishes of the teachers; and what action he proposes to take to reverse this trend.
§ Mr. Maclay
My recommendation to education authorities to appoint whole-time staff to teach partly during the day and partly in the evening was made for the sound educational reasons adduced in paragraphs 189–190 of the Advisory Council's Report on Further114W
come of the recipients in each year for the purposes of the Income Tax Acts.
§ Mr. Brooke
The compensation paid under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1954 and the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act, 1954, in each year up to 1960–61, and the proportion thereof which was in respect of interest and from which Income Tax at the standard rate was deducted at the time of payment, are as set out below.
Education published in 1952 and endorsed by the Working Party on the Structure of Further Education Salaries in paragraph 6 of their Report published in 1955. This arrangement may on occasion require the employment of additional staff, but the numbers involved are not such as to make it an important factor in the overall shortage of teachers. For these reasons, and since the arrangement is taken into account in fixing salary scales, I remain of the opinion that the practice is in the best interests of technical education.