§ Mr. G. M. Thomsonasked the Minister of Education (1) how many teachers of mathematics and science subjects in direct grant schools do not possess a university degree;

(2) how many teachers of mathematics and science in maintained secondary schools do not possess a university degree.

§ Sir D. EcclesThe statistics collected by my Department relate to the qualifications which teachers hold and not to the subjects which they teach in school. I am therefore unable to provide the hon. Member with the information for which he asks.

§ Mr. G. M. Thomsonasked the Minister of Education if he will give an estimate of net wastage or net recruitment of teachers of mathematics and science subjects in direct grant schools during the school year 1959–60.

§ Sir D. EcclesBetween 31st March, 1959, and 31st March, 1960, the number of teachers in direct grant grammar schools whose first stated degree subject was mathematics or science increased by 105.

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§ Mr. G. M. Thomsonasked the Minister of Education if he will give an estimate of the net wastage or net recruitment of teachers of mathematics and science subjects in maintained schools during 1959–60.

§ Sir D. EcclesBetween 31st March, 1959, and 31st March, 1960, the numbers of teachers in maintained schools whose first stated degree subject was mathematics or science increased by 801.

§ Mr. G. M. Thomsonasked the Minister of Education if he will state the number of teachers of mathematics and science, respectively, in direct grant schools at the most convenient recent date.

§ Sir D. EcclesOn 31st March, 1960, there were in direct grant grammar schools 1,220 teachers whose first stated degree subject was mathematics or science.

§ Mr. G. M. Thomsonasked the Minister of Education if he will state the number of teachers of mathematics and of science subjects, respectively, in maintained schools at the most convenient recent date.

§ Sir D. EcclesOn 31st March, 1960, there were in maintained schools 13,837 teachers whose first stated degree subject was mathematics or science.