§ 15. Mr. P. Browne
asked the Minister of Education what response he has had to his appeal to married women to return to the teaching profession; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir D. Eccles
I have so far received reports from two out of three local education authorities which show that they have appointed 700 qualified married women between 1st February and 31st March. They are still considering applications from another 400 qualified married women who wish to return to teaching. This is an encouraging response particularly as many authorities have only just begun their own local publicity campaigns.