§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many teachers have applied for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland; how many have paid the registration fee; how many uncertificated teachers have been accepted for registration; and how many certificated teachers have not applied for registration.
§ Mr. Ross
I understand from the General Teaching Council that at 21st January 50,943 teachers had applied for 179W registration, of whom 49,075 had paid the registration fee; and that 1,602 un-certificated teachers had been granted conditional registration. My information from education authorities is that 994 certificated teachers had not registered by the end of last week.
§ Mr. Wright
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will initiate discussions with each of the teaching associations in Scotland in order to ascertain what changes are needed in the composition and powers of the General Teaching Council.
§ Mr. Ross
I have nothing to add to the statement I made on the subject during the debate on the Education (Scotland) Bill on 21st January.