HC Deb 17 October 1946 vol 427 c1060
50. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is satisfied that adequate arrangements have been made for the supply of teachers and suitable school accommodation for the children of Servicemen going to Germany.

Mr. J. Hynd

Yes, Sir. Ninety-five teachers have already been selected. These are sufficient for our initial needs. Accommodation is being provided, and we hope to open some schools by the end of next month.

Mr. Churchill

Has the Minister endeavoured to enlist the interest and services of the German people in this process of their own education or re-education?

Mr. Hynd

I am afraid that the right hon. Gentleman has not understood the Question, which refers to the education not of German children but of our own children.

Mr. Churchill

I owe the hon. Gentle-, man an apology.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

In view of the desperate shortage of teachers in this country, is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that the quality of these teachers going to Germany is good, and will he say from where they come?

Mr. Hynd

They are coming from this country, and the movement is being organised in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. We are in touch with the Union of Teachers with regard to the skill, salary, and so on, of these teachers, and the standards required are the normal standard with regard to teaching.