HC Deb 28 February 1956 vol 549 cc100-1W
67. Mrs. Cullen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the shortage of teachers in Glasgow, due to an outbreak of influenza; that many children are being deprived of education; and if he will make a statement.

68. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of children who are getting part-time education in Glasgow; the average period of schooling per week; what are the schools so affected; and what action is being taken to ensure that children will get full-time schooling.

Mr. J. Stuart

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Spring-burn (Mr. Forman) on 21st February. The position yesterday was that 1,127 pupils in seven secondary schools and 256 pupils in four primary schools were receiving part-time instruction which varied from half to over three-quarters of the normal amount. The schools affected were Albert, Hyndland and Whitehill Senior Secondary Schools, Colston, Gartcraig, Sir John Maxwell and Wellshot Junior Secondary Schools and Gadsburn, Grove Street, Peelglen Road and Ruchill Primary Schools.