§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of qualified school teachers who are at present unemployed; and what he anticipates the position will be in 12 months' time.
§ Dr. Boyson
The number of people in England registered in June as unemployed and seeking school teaching posts was 6,666. This represents a fall of over one-third during the 1978–79 school year. It is not possible to forecast the number of teachers who will be unemployed at any future date.