HC Deb 23 October 1956 vol 558 cc23-4W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education the latest figure for the overall shortage of teachers in Staffordshire.

Sir D. Eccles

The local education authority tells me that about 350 of the teaching posts which it wishes to fill are still vacant. Although this is serious, I

representing the Lord President of the Council, with reference to Appendix II of Command Paper No. 9537, what is the university population in each course and in each year given, distinguishing between first, second, third and fourth year students ; and how many students took the examination in each course in each year.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I have been asked to reply.

The information available is given in the following table.

am pleased that by its efforts the authority has achieved a better position than that indicated in my reply of 12th July last, when the comparable figure was about 450.

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