HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 cc28-9W
60. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the recent decision to initiate an inquiry into various problems of the teaching profession.

Mr. Maclay

I have agreed in principle with the Educational Institute of Scotland that early steps should be taken to initiate a comprehensive review with the bodies concerned of the position of the teaching profession in the Scottish educational system. This review will include certain problems arising on teachers' conditions of service but will not cover the question of the employment of non-graduate men teachers which is being discussed under separate arrangements, or questions relating to teachers' salaries. The form and scope of the review have still to be worked out, but it is likely to begin in the autumn and to be conducted by several working parties representing the various interests concerned and dealing concurrently with particular questions.