HC Deb 16 January 1964 vol 687 cc55-6W
52. Mrs. White

asked the Minister of Education when he referred the question of ancillary help in schools to the National Advisory Council; and when he expects to receive their advice.

Sir E. Boyle

Early in 1962, the National Advisory Council decided to examine a number of suggested short-term measures for relieving the teacher shortage, including the use of auxiliaries, but had not completed this examination when its term of office ended. The new Council has remitted the question to its Main Committee for further consideration. I cannot yet say when the Council is likely to offer me advice on this matter.