HC Deb 04 April 1962 vol 657 c37W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the saving in teaching staff, if the age of the children entering primary schools was raised from five to six years.

Mr. Maclay

The saving might be of the order of 2,500 teachers, but against this might have to be set the staffing needs of any alternative provision that had to be made, e.g., in nursery schools.