On the hot topic of whether Teaching Scotland, the GTC's journal, should accept job ads, Wolseley Brown, a former president of the Educational Institute of Scotland, came out against lest it encourage private recruitment agencie.
Graham Dane, surely a future EIS president, said ads were acceptable but not from private agencies. Jim Thomson, a previous EIS president, disagreed with both and said there should be a review of the position.
Norma Anne Watson, GTC convener and a past EIS president, resisted this because the members wanted a decision there and then. Thomson said he would withdraw his demand and support what he called Brown's "narrow motion", which duly carried the day.