HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 c95W
136. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Minister of Education how many trained qualified teachers are still seeking employment; and what action her Department is taking in this matter.

Mr. Pickthorn

Out of 11,935 newly-trained teachers who left training colleges and university departments last summer 1,297 were reported on 10th September, to be still seeking posts in maintained and assisted schools. A considerable proportion of them will by now have secured posts, and experience of previous years suggests that most of the remainder will find posts in the near future, especially if they are willing to go to any area and do not restrict themselves to one particular type of teaching. My right hon. Friend does not therefore consider that action is at present called for on her part.