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Teachers (Promoted Posts)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of those holding a promoted post in Scottish secondary schools in (a) subject and (b) guidance were (i) holders of an honours degree, (ii) holders of an ordinary degree and (iii) not in possession of a university degree or its equivalent.

At September 1978 41 per cent. of teachers holding promoted posts—subject—were honours graduates, 24 per cent, were ordinary

The definitive Scottish study is still that on which a report was published in 1969. It compared the dental health of children in Kilmarnock and Ayr. The dental health of children in Kilmarnock showed a marked improvement during the period of fluoridation there and a progressive deterioration after fluoridation ceased in 1962.