§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the progress by regional councils towards having teachers appraised by the target date; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 15 July 1993]: The National Co-ordinating Committee for the Staff Development of Teachers has the task of monitoring progress on the implementation of staff development and appraisal schemes for teachers in Scotland. Last year, the 46W committee advised me that every education authority expects to meet the implementation timetable of the end of the school session 1995–96.
The co-ordinating committee will shortly seek from authorities an update on progress and I expect to receive its further advice later this year.