§ Sir Brandon Rhys Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what his estimate is of the number of school teachers in the public sector without either O-levels or CSEs in (a) English, and (b) mathematics.
§ Dr. Boyson
Information held by the Department does not permit a reliable estimate to be made for the teacher force as a whole. However, it is known that, since 1967, some 95 per cent. of each year's intake to teacher training have held an O-level in English and some 60 per cent. an O-level in mathematics.