As was stated in my Report on Education in Scotland in 1950, I am arranging for an historical survey of the Leaving Certificate Examination, with an assessment of its effects upon the development of secondary education in Scotland, to be included in my Report for 1951. An historical survey of the development of technical education was included in a Report of the Advisory Council published in 1946. I will consider the inclusion of surveys of other aspects of education in future Reports.
It is still rather too early to assess what improvement the new promotion schemes have effected, but my in. formation is that they are generally regarded by education authorities as more satisfactory than the former procedure and that they are reasonably flexible in operation.
My right hon. Friend will appreciate that these schemes have been in operation, I think, since 1947. May we hope that in the next Annual Report we will have more than the three lines that are devoted to them in the Report for 1950?