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Teachers (Recruitment And Supply)

Volume 390: debated on Thursday 3 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in connection with the post-war extension and improvement of education, he is studying the cause of the scarcity of teachers and especially the question of pay in comparison with the higher salaries offered for analogous work in other civil activities; and whether he can make a statement on his intentions to meet adverse criticism in this respect?

The Advisory Council on Education in Scotland are considering whether the existing arrangements for the recruitment and supply of teachers in Scotland are adequate. In their consideration of this question the Council will no doubt have regard to the salaries obtaining in the teaching and other comparable professions. They have been asked for an early report.