§ Mr. Manuel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is proposing to take over the strikes by members of the Scottish Schoolmasters' Association.
§ Mr. Ross
I have repeatedly told the Association that I shall be glad to consider any fresh points in relation to the Scottish Joint Council for Teachers' Salaries which are put to me in writing. I have asked officials of my Department to meet representatives of the Association on other matters which it has said it is anxious to discuss, particularly the problem of recruitment to teaching. I regret that the Association should seek to pursue its aims by strike action.