HC Deb 11 July 1911 vol 28 cc195-6

asked the President of the Board of Education whether a number of young certificated teachers, who are at present engaged on temporary supply duty by the London County Council education committee, are likely to be again unemployed through their places being taken by less experienced teachers about to leave the training colleges; whether the displaced teachers and many others who have been unemployed for months past will have increased difficulty in securing appointments in competition with several thousands of certificated teachers about to leave the training colleges; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Runciman)

I have no information as to the ages of the teachers employed by the London County Council on temporary supply duty, nor have I any information, which would enable me to judge or the probabilities referred to in the question. On the facts at present before me I am afraid that I cannot usefully take any action.


The age is not the difficulty. May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that the certificated teachers referred to are those who left the training colleges some little time ago, that they were taken on temporarily, and that now it is proposed to cease to employ them and to take on younger certificated teachers?


No, Sir, I have no means of knowing what are the intentions of the London County Council with reference to their supply of teachers.