§ 15. Mr. BARNES
asked the Minister of Labour the number of ex-service men trained for the teaching profession under the Ministry of Labour training scheme and the number that have passed into employment in the profession as certificated teachers?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland)
1,026 ex-service men were trained as elementary school teachers under the special scheme of the Ministry of Labour. Of these, approximately 1,000 obtained the elementary school teachers certificate and 22 were recognised as uncertificated teachers, 982 are known to have obtained posts as teachers in this country or overseas. 11 are known to have abandoned the teaching profession. Information as to the remaining 33 is not available.
§ Mr. BARNES
In view of the comparatively small number of these teachers, 1895 compared with the total number of the teaching profession, will the right hon. Gentleman represent to the President of the Board of Education the necessity for paying the same rates to these teachers as those paid to the others engaged in the profession?