§ 39. Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will take steps to encourage an adequate supply of specialist teachers, such as counsellors, to meet the demand created by the raising of the schoolleaving age.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Colleges of education are alive to the importance of this problem but there are unfilled vacancies in relevant specialist courses. Particular efforts have been made to recruit mature teachers who can make a special contribution.