§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current position with regard to shortages in the number of teachers of specialist subjects in secondary schools in Scotland.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Information about excesses and deficits of teachers in education authority secondary schools derived from the September 1980 school census is not yet available. Figures showing the position at September 1978 and 1979 are contained in SED statistical bulletin No. 6/Cl/1980 of June 1980, a copy of which is available in the Library.