59. Sir NAIRNE STEWART SANDE-MAN
asked the President of the Board of Education how many male and how many female teachers there were in 1929; and what the proportion of male to female teachers was in 1914?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
On the 31st March, 1929, there were employed in public elementary schools in England and Wales, 42,750 men teachers and 124,564 women. The proportion of men to women in 1914 was practically the same as in 1929.
Sir N. STEWART SANDEMAN
If the school age is put up, will the right hon. Gentleman see that more men teachers are supplied?
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider only the ability of the teachers and not go back to the old sex question in these appointments?