HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1016W

asked the President of the Board of Education what provision can be made for teachers who have passed out of training colleges and have qualified but cannot get employment; and whether, if work cannot he found for them at their profession, as they are outside the provision of the Unemployment Insurance Act, an emergency grant can be given to local education authorities to meet their immediate needs?


I am greatly concerned at the unemployment of trained teachers, but I hope that by the reduction in the number of abnormally large classes which in co-operation with the local education authorities T hope to secure and by careful restriction of the employment of the less qualified classes of teachers, a closer adjustment between demand and supply may be attained. I am afraid that the system of grants to local education authorities in aid of their educational expenditure does not permit of such a grant as the hon. Member suggests.