§ 27. Mr. Michael Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science to what extent he estimates the employment of more part-time teachers will help to abolish classes of over 40 by September, 1970; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Edward Short
Part-timers have made and are making a valuable contribution to reducing the number of classes over 40. I believe that they will continue to do so.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
Will the Secretary of State confirm that there is not a chance of being able to reduce the size of classes to below 40 by 1970 and that in the primary schools the position is getting worse, not better?