HC Deb 13 February 1984 vol 54 cc45-6W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers are employed in state schools who do not hold GCE O-level in elementary mathematics and English language or their equivalent per local education authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

The information requested is not held by the Department. All those qualifying for entry in maintained schools on or after 1 September 1984 will be required to have attained minimum standards in mathematics and English language — normally O-level grade C or equivalent.