§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) whether he will take steps to increase cooperation between schools and further education centres; and if he will examine the possibility of interchange of pupils and staff between those institutions;
(2) what steps he is taking to ensure that headmasters consult local industries and other educational interests in their area concerning curricula and other matters of common interest; and whether he will examine the possibility of introducing vocational elements in the curricula, with a bias towards local industries;
(3) whether he will ensure that a paid careers master and/or mistress is appointed in every secondary school;
(4) whether he will take steps to increase the clerical and administrative assistance available in secondary schools and further education centres.