HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c490W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has made any projections about the potential supply of foreign language teachers once the proposed directive on national reorganisation of higher education diplomas comes into force in 1991; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

The supply projections included in my Department's memorandum to the Education, Science and Arts Committee on teacher supply assume a very limited increase in the number of teachers recruited from overseas. That assumption is highly tentative. We shall be considering further the scope for increased recruitment from this source.