HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 cc102-3W
65. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will discuss with Lanarkshire Education Authority measures to improve the teacher supply position in Coatbridge and Airdrie schools in order to avoid a breakdown in the educational service; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Millan

I am in regular contact with the authority, through my Department and H.M. Inspectors of Schools, with a view to improving the staffing situation in Lanarkshire generally. The deployment of the available teachers within the county is essentially a matter for the authority and I do not think that special discussions with the authority are necessary at this stage.