§ Mr. Shurmer
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the serious situation in Birmingham where there is a shortage of 600 school teachers; that, as a result, school children may, in future, have to be sent home; and if he will consider a territorial allowance to teachers in that city in order to encourage recruitment.
§ Sir D. Eccles
I am aware that the Birmingham local education authority is among those which are finding particular difficulty in recruiting and retaining teachers. I could consider a territorial allowance only on a recommendation by the Burnham Committee.