HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 cc219-20W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) for how many teachers the Birmingham Local Education Authority qualify under the quota arrangements; and how many such teachers are currently being employed by the authority;

(2) how many teachers, extra to the quota, have been requested by the Birmingham Local Education Authority during the past 12 months, in order to deal with newly arrived immigrant children.

Miss Bacon

The Birmingham quota for 1st February, 1968 was 6,838. At that date the authority were employing 6,820 teachers covered by the quota.

The quota for the school year 1968–69 is 7,002. This figure includes 157 teachers allocated at the request of the education authority specially to deal with immigrants.