§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action she has taken to assist the recruitment of infant school teachers; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
As I informed the House last July, my Department has asked area training organisations and colleges to increase substantially the proportion of students taking courses which include training for work with infants. The response has been encouraging but it is too early to judge what the final effect will be.