§ Mr. Elliot
asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the importance of increasing the number of well-qualified science teachers available to the schools during the next few years, to which the Report of the Appleton Committee has drawn attention, whether he will make a statement about deferment of such teachers from National Service.
§ Sir W. Monckton
Yes. As from next year, 1956, favourable consideration will be given to indefinite deferment of first and second class honours graduates in science and mathematics who take up teaching in a school which is either maintained or aided out of public funds or which my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Minister of Education consider should be similarly treated for this purpose. In England and Wales this will include the category of schools which receive recognition from the Ministry of Education as efficient.