HC Deb 10 July 1961 vol 644 c12W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education the number of full-time teachers who discontinued teaching during the latest twelve months period; and how this compares with the previous year.

Sir D. Eccles

Precise figures are not yet available, but it is estimated that between 31st March, 1960, and 31st March, 1961, 22,000 full-time teachers in maintained primary and secondary schools (other than special schools) left teaching. The corresponding number for the previous twelve months is 20,445.