§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how he expects the in-service training of teachers to be affected by recent advice to education authorities to freeze staffing appointments and by the operations of stringent 617W cash limits; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
It will be for each local education authority to review its plans for expenditure and for the deployment of teachers. I recognise that authorities may be unable to maintain the levels of in-service training previously planned, but I cannot forecast what the total effect may be.