HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c205W
70. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for improving the standards of education and the emoluments of teachers in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

The General Teaching Council has considered the qualifications for entry to teacher training but has not recommended that they should be altered. Courses of initial training at the colleges of education are kept under review by the college boards of studies; and I established last year a National Committee to keep under review the general arrangements for in-service training and to secure appropriate co-ordination between education authorities, Colleges of Education and other agencies.

New salaries for Scottish teachers came into effect as recently as 1st April.