HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 cc1551-2
24. Mr. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether any estimate has been formed and, if so, what is such estimate, either in totals or percentages, of the annual wastage in the teaching profession in the three departments, elementary, secondary and technical; what are the totals for the last three years for which figures are available; what are the totals, if figures are available, of the wastage during the last three years owing, respectively, to retirement on pension, retirement on disablement allowance, deaths, and leaving the service owing to marriage or other causes; whether the Board has formed any estimate of the wastage in the teaching profession each year of women retiring compulsorily or voluntarily upon marriage; and whether the Board has any statistics to show the number of women teachers required to resign upon marriage?


I gave some statistics upon these points in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for the Romford Division of Essex (Mr. Rhys) on 3rd March last. The Board have collected some additional statistics but they require further analysis, and I should, therefore, be glad if the hon. Member would communicate with me and put his question down again in due course.