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Nursery Education

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of 3-year-olds and what percentage of 4-year-olds attend nursery school in each region and island authority.

At September 1978, the most recent date for which information is available, the percentages of 3-year-olds and 4-year-old attending nursery schools and classes were as follows:had not completed their two-year probationary period required for full registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland in each of the past three years; and what are the corresponding figures for each regional and island authority.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the policy of the General Teaching Council for Scotland towards the award of a promoted post in either subject or guidance in secondary schools to those who have not, at the time of appointment, completed their two-year probationary period required for full registration with the General Teaching Council.

The responsibility for the appointment of teachers to promoted posts lies with education

Regional Islands/AuthorityNumber of meals-on-wheels served in year ended 31 March 1979Number of meals served per 1,000 persons of pensionable age
Borders63,5383,000
Central92,3652,300
Dumfries and Galloway72,8332,900
Fife247,4364,500
Grampian152,6331,900
Highland60,8752,000
Lothian313,3292,500
Strathclyde570,7431,500
Tayside127,6421,700
Orkney
Shetland48,94213,600
Western Isles3,300500
Scotland1,753,6362,100
The population figures used are those for persons of pensionable age, that is men aged 65 or over and women aged 60 or over.In Orkney the meals-on-wheels service was withdrawn, and home helps now assist with the preparation of meals for the elderly.