HC Deb 04 February 1943 vol 386 c1054
63. Mr. Sorensen

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has any estimate of the number of men and women teachers, respectively, that will be, and should be, available at the end of the war; the number required when the school-leaving age is raised to 15; whether he has estimated the number who will be required for elementary and for secondary schools five years hence if the school-leaving age is raised to 16 before then; and the extra training facilities which would be needed in that eventuality?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Butler)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 14th July to the hon. Member for the English Universities (Mr. Harvey), a copy of which I am sending to him.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that reply was really no reply, and will he therefore supplement his reference to the previous reply by giving me another reply now?

Mr. Butler

If the hon. Member will read the reply I am sending him, he will see that it really gives him quite a lot of information.

Mr. Sorensen

But not all the information I want.

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