HC Deb 20 June 1972 vol 839 c76W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures she intends to introduce to halt the loss of trained teachers from the profession.

Mr. Thatcher

None. Net wastage rates for teachers aged under 60 have recently been about 2 per cent. for men and under 5 per cent., for women, and show a tendency to fall. The figures overstate the true loss to education because they include the movement of teachers from full-time to part-time service and from work in grant-aided schools and establishments to other work in education.