HC Deb 25 March 1968 vol 761 cc224-5W
Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the General Teaching Council have adopted the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation recommendations concerning the status of teachers, and in particular the recommended disciplinary code; and whether he will draw this to the attention of teachers' organisations in order to facilitate registration of teachers.

Mr. Ross

The disciplinary functions of the General Teaching Council are prescribed in the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act, 1965, and fall to be exercised in accordance with rules approved by the Lord President of the Court of Session. I have, however, brought the U.N.E.S.C.O. recommendation concerning the status of teachers to the notice of the Council. It is for the Council itself to make its rules known as necessary.