§ Mr. Judd
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will immediately consult local education authorities about the adverse effects on education of teachers who find it impossible to secure residential accommodation within reasonable travel distance of their schools at rents or prices which they can afford; and whether she will make a statement.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
I know that some teachers, like other workers, have difficulty in obtaining suitable accommodation. Local education authorities may and do help them in various ways. My Department keeps itself broadly informed of developments, but this is a matter best tackled locally.