§ Mr. Ross:
In December last 5,420 teachers— 4,354 men and 1,066 women—were employed full-time in colleges of 107W education, central institutions and education authority further education centres. Of these, 3,733 held a Scottish teaching qualification and of the remainder all but a small proportion held appropriate academic or technical qualifications. On the basis of recent trends I would expect the numbers of full-time teachers to rise by about 6 per cent. by December, 1970. I regret that information about part-time teachers is not available.