HC Deb 20 April 1953 vol 514 cc37-8W
50. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Education the present shortage of teachers in Dagenham; what steps are being taken to deal with this problem; and how many children of school age are now being refused entry to schools.

Mr. Pickthorn

My right hon. Friend understands from the local education authority that the number of women teachers in Dagenham is 20 below the establishment which the authority have fixed for this district. Every effort is being made by the authority to reduce the deficiency by various means. She understands that there are 70 children of school age awaiting admission to school.