HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc174-5W
62. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the shortage of secondary school teachers in Blackburn, particularly for science subjects; and what steps he is taking to remedy this.

Sir D. Eccles

I understand that the authority has vacancies for five teachers of mathematics and one teacher of science for next September, but that it expects to fill at least some of these before then. As part of the campaign to attract more teachers, special attention will be paid to the shortage of teachers of mathematics and science.

73. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Education, what steps he is taking to remedy the shortage of teachers in Cornwall.

Sir D. Eccles

The shortage of teachers is a national problem. In common with other local authorities, I expect Cornwall to benefit from the measures now being taken to increase recruitment.