HC Deb 02 August 1944 vol 402 c1415W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the poor response made by L.C.C. teachers to the demand that they should voluntarily accompany evacuees into the country; whether he will inquire into the reasons for this; what inducements were used to persuade the teachers to volunteer; and whether he will immediately endeavour to remove grievances which explain this reluctance on the part of teachers to perform services outside their contracts.

Mr. Butler

I am aware that the number of L.C.C. teachers volunteering to go to reception areas was at first inadequate. The reasons for this were discussed by my Department with representatives of the teachers and the L.C.C. with the result that arrangements have now been made whereby, I understand, the immediate needs of the reception areas have been met and sufficient volunteers are available to satisfy further requirements as they arise.