HC Deb 25 February 1969 vol 778 c269W
Mr. Wright

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff are employed in special schools in Scotland; how many of these are over 50 years of age; and how many under 30 years of age.

Mr. Ross

In January 1968, 731 certified teachers were employed in education authority and grant-aided special schools. In January 1966, the latest date for which an age distribution is available, 53 per cent. of the certificated teachers in special schools were 50 years of age or over and 8 per cent. were under the age of 30.