§ 12. Mr. Alport
asked the Minister of Education how many qualified women teachers are required to meet the needs of primary and secondary schools during 1951; what is the estimated annual wastage; and what is the estimated intake during that year.
§ The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)
Taking men and women together, and allowing for the fact that some posts must be filled by women, I expect total supply to be adequate for total requirements. I expect the wastage of women teachers during 1951 to amount to about 7,500 and recruitment to about 10,000, giving an increase of about 2.500.