HC Deb 20 December 1928 vol 223 c3198
11. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can give, for England and for Wales separately, the total number of women teachers; the number of married women teachers; and the increase or decrease, during the last five years, in the proportion of married to single?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

I am afraid that I am unable to give the information which the hon. Member desires in the form in which he asks for it. I will, however, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement showing the total number of women teachers and the number of married women teachers employed, in the years 1921 and 1927, in public elementary schools and in special schools in England and Wales.

Following is the statement:

Women Teachers.
Date. Single (including widows). Married (excluding widows). Total.
31st March, 1921. 98,646 18,676 117,322
31st March, 1927. 104,144 14,430 118,574

The proportion of married women teachers to single women teachers decreased, therefore, from 18–9 per cent. in 1921 to 13–9 per. cent. in 1927.