§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many newly qualified teachers were unable, within a reasonable period of time, to find employment; and if she will make a statement on newly qualified teacher unemployment.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
No precise information is available but my right hon. Friend has no evidence that any appreciable number of newly qualified teachers could not secure employment this year if they were willing to go where the jobs were.