§ Sir John Farr
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what initiatives he is taking to reduce the shortage of teachers in primary schools in Leicestershire.
§ Mr. Fallon
Leicestershire local education authority is to receive grant support for £150,000 of expenditure on teacher recruitment in 1991–92. This is part of an overall596W allocation of £7.7 million between 86 LEAs, the average grant support being £90,000. A similar sum will be available in 1992–93. In addition, Leicestershire LEA will benefit from £80,000 allocated to support a licensed teacher scheme. This funding reflects the Department's commitment to assist authorities in the development of initiatives to improve teacher recruitment.