HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c484
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.