asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now introduce the legislation to revise the machinery for negotiating salaries and conditions of service of Scottish teachers, proposals for which were made in July 1976 and subsequently deserted on the introduction into the House of the Scotland and Wales Bill.
My right hon. Friend is unable at present to say when it will be possible to introduce legislation on this subject.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now publish the information about the shortage of mathematics teachers.
Detailed information about the deficit and excess of teachers by subject will be published next month. The results of the annual School Census indicate that at September 1976 there was no net deficit of mathematics teachers nationally but that deficits still persisted in parts of Strathclyde Region.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now publish the information about changes in the teaching force.
I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 24th March.—[Vol. 928, c. 668–9.]