§ 13. Sir PERCY HARRIS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that several hundred supply teachers in the Metropolitan area, who have hitherto been able to earn a living as supply teachers, have not during the last few months had an opportunity to earn anything owing to the altered circumstances in the schools; and whether, in any education scheme the Board has in view, consideration will be given to these teachers?
I have received representations on the question, and I regret that owing to circumstances, such as the fall in school population, supply teachers in the London area should be suffering hardship. It is, however, very difficult to suggest any method of remedying the position of these teachers in present circumstances, but the hon. Member may rest assured that the Board have not overlooked the existence of the problem.