HC Deb 12 July 1962 vol 662 cc155-6W
19. Mr. H. Wilson

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the shortage of teachers in the areas of Kirkby and Huyton, Lancashire, particularly for primary school teaching; and, in view of warnings given to parents of young children that it will not be possible to admit their children to the schools of their parents' choice in Sep-

1951, and 1st March, 1962, or the nearest available dates; and what was the total, respectively, of their salaries and wages as paid on those dates.

Sir D. Eccles

The figures show 261 fewer staff in 1962 than in 1951. The following is the information:

tember next, if he will make a statement on the steps he is taking to deal with the situation.

Sir D. Eccles

Yes. I understand that even if no more teachers are recruited between now and September all but one of the infant schools in the area should be able to admit the five-year old children due to begin school in September. Meanwhile the Lancashire local education authority hope to secure more teachers for schools in these areas by additional recruitment and by transfer from other schools.