HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 cc58-9W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education (1) what recommendations about action to be taken, in view of the teacher shortage, he has received from the National Advisory Council on the Training and Supply of Teachers;

(2) what consultations he has had with representatives of the teachers and of the training college staffs about steps to be taken in view of the teacher shortage.

Sir D. Eccles

For some time representatives of the teachers, the training institutions and the employing authorities on the National Advisory Council have been considering both long-and short-term measures to deal with the shortage of teachers. I have already received the Council's long-term proposals and sent them direct to Lord Robbins' Committee on Higher Education. Since January the Council have been examining a number of short-term measures, including all those mentioned in last week's debate. Their discussions are continuing and the Chairman has told me that he will let me have their views as soon as possible.