§ Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many local authorities have their full quota of secondary teachers; how many have a waiting list of applicants; and if he will make a statement;
(2) how many authorities have their full quota of primary teachers; how many have a waiting list of applicants; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
I do not have this information but I would refer the hon. Member to the national forecasts of 285W teacher demand and supply for sessions 1970–71 and 1971–72, in "Education in Scotland in 1970" (Cmnd. 4605), as modified in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat) on 23rd April. These indicated that in both primary and secondary schools the total number of teachers required would exceed the supply for the sessions in question.—[Vol. 815, c. 481.]