HC Deb 04 February 1937 vol 319 c1762
48. Mr. G. Macdonald

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of head teachers responsible for any one class, giving separate figures for Lancashire; and whether any action is being taken to render this unnecessary?

Mr. Stanley

In England and Wales on 31st March, 1936, there were 17,409 head teachers (out of a total of 29,479) in charge of a class. The corresponding figures for Lancashire were 1,485 and 3,177. The number and proportion of head teachers in charge of a class are decreasing year by year, and I do not think any special action is called for at the present time.