HC Deb 25 June 1979 vol 969 cc25-6W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how he expects teachers in current training to be affected by recent advice,to education authorities to freeze staffing appointments and by the operation of stringent cash limits.

Dr. Boyson

It is unavoidable that the number of teaching posts available next school year will fall. In advising local authorities generally to freeze recruitment the Government have acknowledged that there will be circumstances where they will be unable to do so. I cannot forecast the total effect of this on newly qualified teachers.