HC Deb 11 June 1976 vol 912 cc793-4W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, if a compulsory retirement age of 60 years were to be introduced for teachers, what is his estimate of the number of new entrants required to maintain current staffing levels over the next five years.

Mr. McElhone

I cannot give such an estimate at present.

Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the current numbers of teachers aged over 65 years, 70 years and 75 years employed in primary and secondary schools, respectively, in Scotland.

Mr. McElhone

At September 1974, the latest date for which information has been analysed, there were 264 and 126 full-time teachers in education authority primary and secondary schools respectively who by 31st December 1974 would have reached their sixty-fifth birthday. Of these 32 and 16 respectively would by that date have reached their seventieth birthday. Information about the number who would have reached their seventy-fifth birthday is not readily available.

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