HC Deb 09 March 1961 vol 636 cc657-8
9. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Education how many men and women graduates, respectively, began teaching in State schools in September, 1959: and how many of these graduates were not still employed by the same local education authorities in September, 1960.

Sir D. Eccles

Six thousand, two hundred and forty-one graduates entered teaching during the year ended 31st March, 1959. The rest of the information asked for is not available and could not be obtained without an excessive amount of labour.

Mr. Boyden

Is not that a rather unsatisfactory Answer? Should not the right hon. Gentleman try to find it out? Is he not aware that a very considerable number of graduates come into the schools for less than a year? Does it not frustrate his campaign to get graduates into schools if they stay for such a short time?

Sir D. Eccles

I have certain figures, but not for the date which the hon. Gentleman asks for, nor in respect of graduates employed by the same local education authority, which he also asks for.