HC Deb 02 July 1964 vol 697 cc1533-4
26. Sir L. Ropner

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers were employed in maintained primary and secondary schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1951; and how many are now employed.

Mr. Hogg

The numbers in the West Riding local education authority area were 8,300 in January, 1951, and 10,800 in January, 1963. The figures for 1964 are not yet available.

Sir L. Ropner

Are the figures which my right hon. and learned Friend has given for the West Riding of Yorkshire more or less favourable than the general level throughout the United Kingdom?

Mr. Hogg

I fear that I could not answer that without notice.

Mr. Duffy

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that there was an acute shortage of teachers in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1963, the figures being 500 for primary schools and 1,500 for secondary schools? What is he doing about this?

Mr. Hogg

I think that the teacher training and supply position is well known. What we are doing is to treble the output of teacher training colleges between 1957 and 1970. The output has already been doubled.

Mr. Wade

Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman give the breakdown in the figures he gave between men and women?

Mr. Hogg

No, not without notice.