§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what 415W recent requests she has received from teachers' organisations for statistics related to teacher supply; what is the nature or categories of figures, known to her, that she has not chosen to supply; and what reasons she has given for not so doing.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The National Union of Teachers asked at the end of January about the projections in the White Paper. In my reply I said that the latest population figures were under study and that my proposed advisory committee would no doubt have the opportunity to consider the assumptions underlying the projections.