§ Sir M. Galpern
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the teachers' salary scales recently negotiated and those in course of negotiation between the National Joint Council on Teachers' Salaries and himself, in view of Lord Johnston's Court of Session judgment that the Joint Council had not been properly constituted in terms of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962;and what steps he proposes to take to deal with the position, having regard to Lord Johnston's judgment.
§ Mr. Noble
I am considering, in the light of the judgment, appropriate action towards the constitution, in accordance with Section 83(4) of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1962, of a new council to deal with teachers' salaries. I am advised that the judgment has not invalidated the Salaries Regulations now in operation.