Call to cut councils

12th November 2010 at 00:00

The number of councils in Scotland should be cut to improve the delivery of education and save money, primary headteachers and deputes said.

Delegates backed a motion calling for the Scottish Government to consider reducing the number of local authorities to allow for "more efficient and consistent delivery" of education.

Findlay Ferguson, AHDS area officer for South and East Scotland, proposing the motion said: "Is it not preposterous that we have 32 directors of education and 32 councils in a country of five million people, each with their own education committees and responsibility for overseeing the same activities?"

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