§ Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for employment of the surplus of 3,000 teachers in the primary schools which his latest statistical forecasts indicate for 1970–71.
§ Mr. Ross
The forecast referred to assumes that present trends continue. Some adjustment to the new circumstances is to be expected in any event, but I am already in consultation with the General Teaching Council about the possibilities of securing a better balance between primary and secondary sectors.