HC Deb 26 July 1955 vol 544 c109W
Mr. Nairn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of women who enter the teaching profession in Scotland are still in full-time employment in that profession at the ages of 30, 40 and 50 years; and the corresponding figures for men.

Mr. J. Stuart

I regret that the information asked for is not available, but the Departmental Committee on the Supply of Teachers in Scotland, on the basis of an investigation for the years 1947–50, estimated that in the period 1952–57 the probable wastage rate for men would be 2.8 per 100 per annum and for women 4.8 per 100 per annum.