§ Mr. Boyden
asked the Minister of Education how many qualified married women teachers returned to teach in local authority schools in 1959 after an absence from teaching of ten years or more.
§ Sir D. Eccles
In 1959 there were 20,000 married women teachers who had returned to serve in maintained primary and secondary schools. This represented an increase of rather more than 800 over the previous year. I cannot say how long their break in service had been.