HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 cc192-3W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many qualified teachers are unemployed in Wales; and what are the prospects for 1976.

Mr. Mulley

In March 1975, the latest date for which the Department of Employment has figures for Wales as a whole, 121 unemployed school teachers were recorded at employment offices. The number of would-be teachers registered at local authority careers offices is not available. I hope that local education authorities will be able to absorb the teachers available in September 1975, as the rate support grant settlement for 1975–76 envisaged. It is too soon to indicate prospects for 1976.

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