§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if she will request local education authorities to require heads of schools to maintain a register for each teaching group within their school to show the changes in staff responsible for those groups, noting those changes resulting from staff turnover;
(2) if she will request local education authorities to maintain a record of the annual turnover of staff in each of their schools including temporary supply and part-time staff, the latter counting in proportion to their attendance.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
No. I do not think that this is a matter in which the effort involved in collecting national statistics would be justified. It is therefore for each local education authority to decide what information it needs and how it should be collected.