HC Deb 05 July 1923 vol 166 cc646-7W

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the number and percentage of education authorities, counties, county boroughs, boroughs, and urban districts, respectively, who have not provided a school dental service; and, in view of the proved value of this service, what steps he proposes to take to secure its provision in the areas in which it is not already provided?


The following table gives the information asked for in the first half of the question:

under the Leeds education authority as bursars, with a view to entering the teaching profession, only six were from boys: and whether he contemplates taking any action that would encourage a better proportion of boys to take up the teaching?


I have not received any communication from the Leeds Education Committee on the subject mentioned. Applications for the appointment of bursars are not now required to be submitted for the Board's approval. The evidence at my disposal does not suggest that the supply of male teachers is at present so inadequate to the demand as to make it advisable for me to take action in the direction suggested pending the report of the Departmental Committee, which will, I hope, advise me on the whole question.