HC Deb 17 October 1989 vol 158 c86W
25. Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures he is taking to provide himself with an accurate picture of teacher supply in nursery education.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The Department collects data on vacant nursery posts. In January 1989 there were 194 vacancies. The latest primary school staffing survey shows that almost all nursery teachers had received nursery or infant specific training.