HC Deb 29 November 1973 vol 865 cc219-20W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will make a statement outlining his plans to encourage teachers to seek employment in schools with serious teacher shortage when the present scheme for the designation of these schools terminates at the end of the 1973–74 school session.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I will be putting proposals before long to the Scottish Teachers' Salaries Committee.

Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many teachers were employed in primary, secondary and further education at 31st December 1945 and at 31st October 1973 or at the latest available date.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The numbers of teachers in full-time employment in education authority and grant-aided educational establishments on the earliest and latest dates for which comparison can be made were as follows :—

1st October 1956 December 1972
Primary 36,013* 26,236
Secondary 24,056
Further Education 1,619 6,334
Totals 37,632 56,626
* Including 1,314 unqualified.

There are no earlier corresponding figures for further education.

At March 1947, the earliest date for which figures for primary and secondary schools are available, there were approximately 29,000 teachers employed in such schools, including 460 unqualified teachers.

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