HC Deb 24 June 1948 vol 452 cc1562-3
59. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of fully qualified handicraft teachers employed in England and Wales; how many of these have pursued a three year training college course or a two year course with advanced craft; and how many hold the Final Teacher's Certificate of the City and Guilds in either woodwork or metalwork.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

Information in the form desired is not available, as specialist teachers of handicraft are no longer recognised as a separate category. About 3,700 qualified men assistant teachers were recorded as employed in teaching handicraft on 31st March, 1947. About 1,100 of these had taken a two year course of training and about 100 had taken a three year course. Most of the remaining 2,500 can be assumed to have attained qualified teacher status by virtue of holding the Teacher's Certificate of the City and Guilds of London Institute.