§ 16. Ms. Harman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions he has had with present and future local education authorities in London about teacher shortages.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
My right hon. Friend's predecessor met the right hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Stepney (Mr. Shore), together with representatives of the Inner London education authority, on 13 June. I met the leaders of the inner London councils on 19 June, and again on 12 September, and on both occasions discussed teacher shortages. We agreed that there should be further discussions at official level.
§ 33. Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools do not have a full complement of teachers.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
This information is not available centrally. The employment and deployment of teachers are matters for local education authorities and schools.