§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to encourage the employment by local authorities of unqualified married women, of suitable personality and understanding, as ancillary welfare assistants, particularly in junior, infant, and nursery schools, subject to their undertaking appropriate in-service training as a condition of employment.
§ Mr. Crosland
The question of the employment in schools of ancillary non-teaching staff is being examined by a working party appointed by the local authority and teachers' associations. I hope that this will lead to a large measure of agreement.