HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c401W
Mr. Beaumont-Dark

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures he is taking to increase the supply of mathematics and science teachers to fill the need existing in most State schools in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Boyson

Training institutions are giving priority to these and other subjects for which there is a shortage of teachers; but recruitment is falling short of its targets. The Government's special schemes of training, retraining and further training are to continue to 1982–83, and we are shortly to discuss possible further measures with representatives of the local education authorities.