§ Mr. Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will announce an increase of salary for teachers, similar to that recently granted to the police, in an effort to attract more qualified graduates to the profession.
§ Mr. Maclay
The National Joint Council to deal with the salaries of teachers in Scotland is at present considering a claim for a salary increase which has been submitted by the teachers' representatives on the Council. Before changing the Salaries Regulations I am required by Statute to have regard to the recommendations of the Council and I cannot make any announcement until I have had an opportunity of considering them.