HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 cc198-9W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that large numbers of uncertificated teachers of ten to nineteen years' service who are teaching in the national schools are being required to undertake a period of nine months' training at assigned colleges, and if he will, bearing in mind the acute shortage of infant and junior teachers, consider reducing the number of years' service for qualification from 20 years to 10 years.

Mr. Tomlinson

The answer to both parts of the Question is in the negative. Teachers who were in service as uncertificated teachers before 1st April, 1945, can continue in that capacity, if they wish, without taking any course of training.