HC Deb 19 October 1943 vol 392 cc1239-40W
Mr. Lindsay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland approximately how many teachers are now serving in the Forces; and what percentage that number is of the total male teachers?

Mr. Johnston

The latest date for which complete figures are available is 31st March, 1942, when the position was as follows:

Men. Women. Total.
(i) Serving with H.M. Forces *2,202 28 2,230
(ii) Engaged in other forms of war service which are accepted for the purposes of the Education (Scotland) (War Service Superannuation) Act, 1939, and the Superannuation Scheme for Teachers (Scotland) 1926 211 41 252
Total 2,413 69 2,482
* This number represents just over 25 per cent. of the total male teachers at 31st March, 1942.