23. Mr. Tredinick
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he last discussed teacher recruitment in Leicestershire; what were his conclusions; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fallon
Leicestershire local education authority requested grant support for £150,000 of expenditure on teacher recruitment in 1991–92; the authority was informed last month that this bid will be met in full, as part of the grant support announced by my right hon. and learned Friend on 18 December, at columns122–23. A similar amount will be available in 1992–93. This funding reflects the Department's commitment to assist authorities in the development of initiatives to improve teacher recruitment.