§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Prime Minister what number and percentage of the newly trained teachers who qualified in Scottish colleges of education in the summer of 1982 hold qualifications as teachers which will after 31 August 1984 be deemed insufficient for employment as teachers in England and Wales under the revised regulation recently issued by the Department of Education and Science.
§ The Prime Minister
All teachers who qualify in Scottish colleges of education in 1982 will continue to be acceptable in future as qualified teachers in England and Wales. But about a quarter of those taking primary courses, some 400, are not graduates and therefore hold qualifications which after this year will not be acceptable for those qualifying as teachers in England and Wales. We have no information on how many do not have qualifications equivalent to 'O' levels in mathematics and English, which will be a requirement for those qualifiying as teachers in England and Wales after 31 August 1984.