Licensed to minister

29th November 2002 at 00:00
To Bellshill for the S2 pupils' conference (page six) and some tasty questions from the pupils, such as: "Why are politicians allowed to influence the rules if they don't have experience of teaching?"

Diana Sampson, branch head in the Scottish Executive's pupil support and inclusion division, was determined not to be fazed. "But the First Minister is a former maths teacher," Sampson said.

A voice: "But that's only one guy."

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