§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has received criticising the functioning and effectiveness of the general Teaching Council as a whole; how many representations he has received criticising the general Teaching Council's proposed disciplinary committee procedure; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Ross
I have received representations from the Scottish Schoolmasters Association and the Scottish Art Teachers Association and nine individuals on the functioning and effectiveness of the Council; and from the Scottish Schoolmasters Association and three individuals on the Council's disciplinary procedures. In reply I have said that the functions and 167W composition of the Council are prescribed in the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act, 1965; and that its disciplinary procedures are not my responsibility.