HC Deb 11 November 1970 vol 806 cc165-6W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what new steps he now proposes to deal with the teacher shortage in Scotland.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

By next session, the number of primary teachers forecast to be available should match the requirements of the schools although there may be local difficulties. In secondary schools, a shortage will persist and no single measure is likely to provide a remedy. As an indication of the steps that are being taken, I am sending the hon. Gentleman a copy of Circular 762 issued in July of this year.