HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 cc262-3W
104. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of honours graduates, with first-or second-class degrees of a Scottish university in science and mathematics, respectively, entered the teaching profession during the period June, 1945, to June, 1950; and what was the corresponding proportion in the period June, 1925 to June, 1930.

Mr. McNeil

As figures of these categories of university graduates cannot be obtained in the time available, I regret that I cannot give the proportions desired. I am, however, circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the numbers entering the teaching profession, and I will write further to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

Following is the information:

1925–30 1945–50
Teachers of mathematics only 53 36
Teachers of science only 284 155
Teachers of both mathematics and science 94 33

106. Mr. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the numbers at the present time of schoolmasters employed in Scottish schools of all types administered by education committees of counties or cities.

Mr. McNeil

At 1st October, 1950, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 10,129 male teachers employed in Scottish schools under the management of education authorities.

107. Mr. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the numbers of qualified schoolmasters who are employed in an executive or administrative capacity in the education department, education offices and youth organisations under his control and provide, for purposes of comparison, the corresponding figures for each of these categories as in 1914 and 1928.

Mr. McNeil

Four certificated men teachers are employed whole-time in the Secretariat of the Scottish Education Department, and the corresponding figures for 1928 and 1914 were 4 and 2 respectively; 96 are employed in education authority offices. and 4 in administrative work by grant-aided voluntary youth organisations. I regret that corresponding figures for these categories are not available.