HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc380-1W
31. Mrs. Shirley Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to provide employment as teachers for qualified Commonwealth immigrants entering Great Britain under the special quota for teachers.

Mr. Denis Howell

There is no special quota for Commonwealth immigrants entering Great Britain as teachers, but teachers eligible for the status of qualified teacher here are among those who may receive entry vouchers, as the White Paper published on Monday explained. The employment of teachers, of whatever origin, is a matter for the local education authority or school authorities concerned and not for my right hon. Friend. He is considering what special arrangements can be made to help would-he teachers from the Commonwealth who lack familiarity with our teaching methods or the necessary standard of spoken English.