HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc677-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education how many of the men and women who left training colleges and university training departments in July last are still reported as having failed to obtain employment as teachers?


The following table gives the latest figures available. For purposes of comparison I have added the comparable figures for those students who left the training colleges and training departments in July, 1934:

Total number of students who left the training colleges and training departments. Number of these students who were known to be seeking employment as teachers and who had not obtained employment by 31st December, 1955.
July, 1934 7,459 403
July, 1935 7,269 1,154
Many of the teachers in column 2 will by now have obtained posts. From the figures in that column there have been excluded 106 (1934 leavers) and 146 (1935 leavers) students who were known not to be seeking employment in the teaching profession immediately, and 160 (1934 leavers) and 260 (1935 leavers) students about whom no information is available.