40. Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State of State for Education and Science if it is her policy to promote the mutual recognition of diplomas, 172W certificates and other evidence of qualification for the teaching profession with the countries of the European Economic Community and within the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
There is no mutual recognition of teachers' qualification among the members of the European Economic Community. Within the United Kingdom my Department already accepts for qualified teacher status for teaching in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales all teachers registered by the Scottish Teachers' Council and, with few exceptions, all teachers recognised by the Northern Ireland Government.