HC Deb 07 May 1970 vol 801 c169W
Mr. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will give the number of immigrant education liaison officers who are employed by local education authorities; and in which areas they are employed.

Miss Lestor:

I do not collect these figures, but I know that an increasing number of authorities employ staff to advise immigrant families and bring them into closer contact with the schools. This need not always be whole-time work, and valuable contributions are made by teachers, voluntary counsellors and others.